• Kianoosh Vahabi, proposal for “YOUPrison,” 2008, digital rendering.

    Kianoosh Vahabi, proposal for “YOUPrison,” 2008, digital rendering.


    Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo
    Via Modane, 16
    June 12–September 8, 2008

    Curated by Francesco Bonami

    The recent revelation that more than one in every hundred American adults now lives behind bars underscores that prison-cell design is a vital, if underinvestigated, architectural problem. This show—part of a series of exhibitions taking place this year in Turin, which has been designated the 208 World Design Capital—brings together a diverse group of architects presenting full-size mock-ups of their proposals for the irreducible unit of modern incarceration. Participants include Diller Scofidio + Renfro (architects of the new Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston) here working with Hayley Eber; Atelier Bow-Wow from Tokyo; London-based Eyal+Ines Weizman; and eight other young firms from around the world.