HMPark Life, 1:500
Wood, plaster and acid-etched brass
70 x 70 cm
The majority of the public see prison as a 'Holiday Camp'. With a Conservative government forcing inmates to work a full working week for virtually no pay, a new type of prison will need to be built to facilitate this. 'HMPark Life' is a prison located in Brockwell Park, South London. It questions this drive to turn a prison population into a cheap labour force one that works not just to provide skills to inmates in the name of 'rehabilitation' but forces offenders to be both visibly productive and punished to quench the publics ever-present blood thirst for justice.
BSc (Hons), Architecture, Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, 2008
Architectural assistant, Bolles+Wilson, Mänster, Germany, 2009–10; Archive/exhibition assistant, David Chipperfield Architects, London, 2009; Architectural assistant, Piercy Conner Architects, London, 2006–7; Architectural assistant, Chetwood Associates, London, 2003–5
Big London Brainstorm, London Architecture Biennale, 2006; Clerkenwell Festival, London Architecture Biennale, 2004