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Mar 31, 2021

DPIC Podcast: Ethical-Design Advocate Raphael Sperry on Why the American Institute of Architects Banned Members From Designing Death Chambers

In the March 31, 2021 pod­cast episode of Discussions with DPIC, man­ag­ing direc­tor of DPIC, Anne Holsinger, and Raphael Sperry, pres­i­dent of Architects/​Designers/​Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR), dis­cuss the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) new ethics pol­i­cy pro­hibit­ing mem­bers from design­ing exe­cu­tion cham­bers and death-row soli­tary con­fine­ment cells. Architects have been com­plic­it in human rights abuse by design­ing exe­cu­tion cham­bers in the United States and spaces for soli­tary con­fine­ment,” Sperry explains. We need to take respon­si­bil­i­ty and tak­ing respon­si­bil­i­ty means stop­ping doing these bad things.”