‘Reimagining a Jail for Oklahoma City’ (ARCH4970/5970) will be offered as a dream course during the Fall 2020 semester at GCA. Taught by architecture  professor Marjorie Callahan AIA, LEEP AP, the course will explore topics such as ways to reduce cycles of intergenerational incarceration, the specific design challenges related to women’s incarceration in Oklahoma, and more. 

‘Reimagining a Jail for Oklahoma City’ is an interdisciplinary course that brings together the fields of architecture, journalism and social work. The course will allow students to explore how Oklahoma’s women inmates currently experience prison environs without their children in order to inform design guidelines for women’s prisons, which they will present to community stakeholders in Oklahoma, including the Oklahoma Department of Corrections at the end of the semester. Throughout the semester, students will also hear from guest speakers about their knowledge in the field of carceral studies.  

Sound interesting? You can now enroll in the course for the Fall 2020 semester. It will be held on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. To learn more about the class from last year you can read our blog Gibbs College Students, Faculty are “Rethinking Women’s Prisons.”  

Featured image: Students present their work during Prof. Callahan’s recent “Rethinking Women’s Prison Class” in Fall 2019.