COUNTDOWN TO THE NORDICS

In just two days, I will be leaving for Finland, Sweden, and Norway to tour prisons through the opportunity of the John Worthington Ames Scholarship from the Boston Architectural College! I am very excited and honored to visit the Criminal Sanctions Agency in Helsinki where they have extended to myself as well as my colleague Kirsten Soderlund their warmest welcomes and offered us tours, lunch dates, and interviews of their carceral facilities. Following Finland, we will travel to Stockholm, then Gothenburg, Sweden where we will meet with various prison groups including the Kriminalvården, Region Väst, touring several prison facilities. And finally, I will tour Halden Prison in Norway and meet with the warden of the facility. Please stay tuned for our upcoming posts, pictures, and experiences of both the prison systems and the culture/architecture of Finland, Sweden, and Norway.