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Free your mind: A treatment arena for rehabilitation in prison
University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Interior Architecture & Furniture Design.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

In Scandinavian prisons today there is an increasing focus on the rehabilitation of criminal behaviour. Through work, education and treatment programs the probation services goal is to bring about change and encourage the inmates to live a better life after time served, not simply provide secure custody.


My project is about how interior architecture can contribute to the therapy that is a part of this rehabilitation. With having respect, humanity and tolerance as core values in my project I want to communicate that everyone deserves a second chance and that we can not give up on anyone.


Working with the symbolism and philosophy of basic geometrical shapes within the design phase I have created a separate pavilion on the prison site. The pavilion is the context of the therapy space and is an addition to the existing architecture.


The result is a space that through form, function and material choices has the goal to facilitate the therapy and influence the inmate during the sessions to improve the outcome of the treatment.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 40 p.
Keyword [en]
Interior architecture, prison, rehabilitation
National Category
Humanities Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-4095OAI: diva2:632254
Educational program
InSpace (Interior Architecture & Furniture Design, Master)
2013-04-25, S1, LM Ericssons väg 14, Stockholm, 11:00 (English)
Available from: 2013-07-01 Created: 2013-06-24 Last updated: 2013-07-01Bibliographically approved

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