What is Spaces of Justice?

Spaces of Justice is the fourth installment of Open House New York’s Urban Systems Series, which explores the physical infrastructure of large-scale urban systems across multiple sites over the course of a year. Spaces of Justice will explore the architecture and infrastructure of New York City’s justice system. Through tours, panel discussions, and other public programs it will allow the public to examine firsthand the spaces with primary responsibility for producing safety and rendering justice in New York. Learn More

Why are we doing it?

Spaces of Justice is inspired by the citywide conversation now underway in New York about the future of our justice system. As crime in New York falls to its lowest point in modern history, what should a 21st century justice system look like, and what kinds of architecture and infrastructure do we need to support it? The series will open a wide range of sites, from spaces of policing and adjudication to rehabilitation and reentry, to broaden the conversation safety and justice in New York.

How can you participate?

Visit the Schedule page for details about public programs, including links to where you can register for upcoming events. All programs will be documented on the Spaces of Justice Blog, so you can follow along over the course of the year even if you aren’t able to make every program. If you are interested in learning more about justice in New York, visit the Resources page.