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Selected Press — 2019

Can a building help end mass incarceration?

Diana Budds, Curbed San Francisco, October 24, 2019

What to Build Instead of Prisons
Deonna Anderson, Yes! Magazine, September 11, 2019
This Ingenious New Community Center Is a Powerful Model for Change
Meaghan O’Neill, Architectural Digest, September 3, 2019

Oakland’s Restorative-Justice Hub Wants to Redefine Public Safety
Sarah Holder, CityLab, August 23, 2019

Opinion: We Must Plan for a Decarceration Nation
Deanna Van Buren, Architect Magazine, May 7, 2019
Rising Stars in Criminal Justice Reform
Amanda Winkler and Lise Metzger, Freethink, April 17, 2019
You Got Your High School Diploma?
Elizabeth Weil, The California Sunday Magazine, March 27, 2019
A socially minded Oakland architect who’s winning attention and awards
John King, San Francisco Chronicle, January 9, 2019

Selected Press — 2018

 

Deanna Van Buren Awarded 2018 Berkeley-Rupp Prize
Berkeley-Rupp Architecture, November, 2018
These Rising-Star Designers Are Making the World a Better Place
Meaghan O’Neill, Architectural Digest, November 6, 2018
Upstart 50 Creatives: Redesigning justice, one step at a time
Fiona Kelliher, San Francisco Business Times, September, 2018
Gerechtigkeit gestalten / Prison Break” [PDF 2.7MB]
Raphael Sperry, form 278, June, 2018
Workers in Progress – Deanna Van Buren and Kyle Rawlins
Elizabeth Greenspan, Architect Magazine, May, 2018

Selected Press — 2017

Mobile classroom bus will steer adults toward a diploma
Jill Tucker, San Francisco Chronicle, June 28, 2017

Selected Press — 2016

Designing a Way out of Mass Incarceration
City Lab, December 13, 2016
The Pop-Up Approach to Fighting Mass Incarceration
Danya Sherman, Next City, October 27, 2016
Beauty, Justice and Alternate Finance
Ebony McKinney, Grantmakers in the Arts, October 18, 2016
Community members and leaders discuss future of Oakland at Impact Hub
Ryan Lindsay, Oakland North, September 30, 2016
Kudos to Designing Justice + Designing Spaces
Lynne Elizabeth, ADPSR, May 16, 2016
Designing for Peace: In Conversation with Deanna Van Buren
Sasha Kosminsky, Skin Deep, Apr 27, 2016
Deanna Van Buren Has a BIG Idea
Barbara Epstein, Loeb Fellowship, February 8, 2016
Designing Justice + Designing Spaces
Culturally Responsive Teaching
Artist as Activist: Deanna Van Buren
Robert Rauschenberg Foundation

Selected Press — 2015

Panama, Prisons, and a Journey Towards Human Rights
Raphael Sperry, Urban Fabrick, September 22, 2015
Deanna Van Buren Is Making Space For A New Kind Of Justice
Sanjena Sathian, Ozy, August 26, 2015
Criminal Justice and the Planner’s Role
American Planning Association, April 18, 2015
A New Way to Design and Build Prisons
Dianne Frazee-Walker, Prison Law Blog, January 8, 2015

Selected Press — 2014

Restorative Justice by Design: Using restorative justice values to design transformative spaces
The Center for Justice & Peacebuilding, December 10, 2014
What Would A Prison Designed By Inmates Look Like?
Kathleen O’Brien, NationSwell, August 26, 2014
Great Read: What Kind Of Prison Might The Inmates Design?
Lee Romney, Los Angeles Times, August 18, 2014
Creating Restorative Spaces with Barb Toews and Deanna Van Buren
Molly Rowan, Restorative Justice on The Rise, January 23, 2014

Selected Press — 2013

Peace Building: Architecture and design as a restorative practice
Joshua Wachtel, International Institute for Restorative Practices, August 27, 2013
Restorative Justice: An Interview with Deanna VanBuren
Rory Stott, ArchDaily, August 26, 2013

Podcasts & Video

TEDWomen: What a World Without Prisons Could Look Like

TEDWomen: What a World Without Prisons Could Look Like

TEDWomen 2017, November 2017
Clio Cloud 2019: Restorative Justice through Architecture with Deanna Van Buren (Podcast)

Clio Cloud 2019: Restorative Justice through Architecture with Deanna Van Buren (Podcast)

Legal Talk Network, October 23, 2019
Practicing Architecture to Make a Difference (Podcast)

Practicing Architecture to Make a Difference (Podcast)

Architect Magazine, August 30, 2019
Justice, Incarceration & Design, Pt. I: Deanna Van Buren & Raphael Sperry (Podcast)

Justice, Incarceration & Design, Pt. I: Deanna Van Buren & Raphael Sperry (Podcast)

Curry Stone Design, Episode 60
Designing Decarceration: Architect Deanna Van Buren (Podcast)

Designing Decarceration: Architect Deanna Van Buren (Podcast)

Matthew Watkins, Center for Court Innovation, November, 2017
Communities Over Commodities: How to Get There? (Video)

Communities Over Commodities: How to Get There? (Video)

The Laura Flanders Show
Ethics and Leadership: Social Justice (Video)

Ethics and Leadership: Social Justice (Video)

Academy of Art University, October 25, 2017
Five Keys launches the Self-Determination Project (Video)

Five Keys launches the Self-Determination Project (Video)

Vimeo, Onyx Ash
School on Wheels (Video)

School on Wheels (Video)

Vimeo, Richard O’Connell
Artist as Activist (Video)

Artist as Activist (Video)

Rauschenberg Foundation, 2015

Press about our Partners

This School on a Bus Is Bringing Education to Everyone (Video)

This School on a Bus Is Bringing Education to Everyone (Video)

Great Big Story, 2019