Links for 2012-09-18 [del.icio.us] #art
- David Leventi documents the world's most astounding prison architecture
After Jeremy Bentham’s successful design of the panopticon (a large tower in the centre of a prison that enables guards to watch every prison door at once) prisons have become almost cathedral-like in their appearance. This is, perhaps, the reason behind David’s fascination with them, as if you look at his older work you will notice that large, high-ceilinged spaces are kind of his speciality.
- 'High value' air passengers may get fast-track passport checks
UK Border Agency working on plans for priority passport lanes for rich travellers at Heathrow and other British airports
- Italy abandoning refugees to poverty and isolation, says report
The report also said that despite the Italian government's intention to promote the social integration of Roma and Sinti families in Italy, forced evictions to newly built, segregated camps continue. Many such families have lived in Italy for years. One camp isolated on the edge of Rome – which the city describes as an "equipped village" – hosts 1,100, is surrounded by a metal fence and video cameras and accessible through a controlled entrance.