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



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

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.