Prison Re-Design: Designing the space in-between

1.02, De Montfort University, Vijay Patel Building
17/09/2018 (13:00-15:00)
Dr Victoria Knight
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An exploration of collaborative projects between the Interior Design programme students at De Montfort University (DMU) and Her Majesty's Prison service (HMPs).

Demonstrating how design can benefit and foster positive visitations with the aim of helping to reduce recidivism and enhance the visitor’s experience, while at the same time providing transformative learning experiences for the student cohort in spaces rarely explored in the interior design industry.

After graduating from Ravensbourne in 1999, Rosemarie set up Heterarchy, an Interior Design Practice, with clients including Honda, Debenhams, Thistle Express and Bodega.

A research interest in the design of spiritual and religious spaces, culminated in the design for the UK’s second largest Hindu Temple, followed by an MA in Interreligious Relations, graduating in 2012.

Appointed Senior Lecturer (Interior Design) in 2011 at DMU, she is now Associate Professor. Her current focus is carceral spaces and she is now proactive in developing relationships with HMPs, resulting in highly successful student engagement in design projects with HMPs in Leicestershire and the surrounding counties. 

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