UTS Library

Designing Justice Exhibition

Designing Justice - transport bin

Five projects by Designing Out Crime Research Centre illustrating the ability of design to promote fair, equitable and meaningful experiences in community, court and justice system.  

On Display
2 - 23 March 2018
Level 2, UTS Library Foyer

Exhibition Opening
5:30pm - 7.30pm
Thursday 8 March

All are welcome, refreshments will be served

For the past seven years a team of academics, designers and spatial psychologists have been exploring creative approaches to Social Justice. The team at the Designing Out Crime Research Centre (a partnership between the University of Technology Sydney and the NSW Department of Justice) have established a body of work illustrating design’s ability to promote fair, equitable and meaningful experiences in community, court and the justice system.

The Designing Justice exhibition shows a selection of this work:

  • Co-design of an adult education facility in the Mid-North Coast Correctional Facility with prisoners, educators and Corrective Services NSW
  • Transport Bins – managing safety on the platform
  • The design of video court systems, spaces and information to promote more equitable interactions during remote court appearances
  • The Wilcannia Men’s Hub, partnering with the Wilcannia Men’s Group and NCOSS to design and build a social centre in Wilcannia, along with a range of community run social programs.
  • Prevention of identity theft, developing innovative approaches through a multi-stakeholder program partnered with NSW Police, Justice NSW, Crimestoppers, Australia Post and City of Sydney Council.

The theme for this year’s Sydney Design Festival is Call to Action: Action is purpose and movement; Action is deliberate and forward-thinking. Design has a role to play in an ever-changing world and has the potential to solve complex global problems. This exhibition showcases five design projects by the DOC that have resulted in real-world solutions that address criminal and social issues.

Designing Out Crime works with UTS undergraduate to postgraduate students on projects that tackle complex social problems that face our society today. Using a design-based approach to problem-solving, students have engaged with issues that effect our cities such as terrorism, sexual harassment, retail theft and community dysfunction to change the way things are done in Sydney.

UTS Library curates a program of exhibitions each year that showcase works produced by UTS students and staff. The Library is a point at which the entire University connects and these exhibitions create opportunities for cross-disciplinary encounters, encouraging the exchange of knowledge, ideas and research between academic groups and faculties. 

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