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Ron Yearwood

Assistant Director, Nashville Civic Design Center in Nashville

Prison Art

PRESENTED ON JUL 21, 2017
IN NASHVILLE @ VOL 25

Ron Yearwood presents the art work of Nashville prisoners.

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The Undercover Prisoner

BY LITHGOW OSBORNE
@ VOL 4 ON NOV 21, 2013

Lithgow Osborne speaks of his grandfather Thomas Mott Osborne, who -- in a time when prisons were structures rank with barbarism -- voluntarily became a prisoner in an effort to root out the corruption that could only be found through first-hand experiences. He later became a warden, and proponent of the ideal that prisons ought to be "human repair shops."

"Presentation of the Day" on January 13, 2014.

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Russia Laws and Prison Subculture

BY DARLY TIMOHINA
@ VOL 1 ON OCT 01, 2013

Lawyer Dariy Timohina discusses various features of creation and execution of legislation in Russia. She shares her opinion on how these features led to the creation of a very specific prison subculture that became prominent enough to develop its own slang and rituals. (in Russian) 

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Learning To Love In the 90s

BY TONY HARRISON
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 03, 2014

Restauranteur Tony Harrision shares his interesting and colorful life journey through drugs, prison, and finally learning how to live, love, and find contentment.

"Presentation of the Day" on July 12, 2014.

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The Hill Hop Soundscape

BY EMILY FOERSTER
@ VOL 3 ON MAR 08, 2011

Emily presents Hill Hop Music and its representation of socioeconomic issues in the prisons of Appalachia. She also talks about the community radio, Holler to the Hood, which interact with the locals. 

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Album Art

BY WES WEBB
@ VOL 17 ON NOV 06, 2015

Explorations of album art

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Hart Island (NY)

BY BRAM BROERSE
@ VOL 16 ON FEB 23, 2016

Sinds 1869 worden ongeclaimde en ongeïdentificeerde New Yorkers begraven op Hart Island. Bram Broerse van het Utrechtse ontwerpbureau Studio AIRPORT heeft de website ontworpen van het Hart Island Project, waarop bezoekers verhalen kunnen achterlaten over mensen die begraven liggen op Hart Island.

Studio AIRPORT bedacht een methode om te meten hoe lang begraven mensen uit de geschiedenis verdwenen zijn, getiteld ‘The Clocks of Anonymity’. Een klok begint te lopen vanaf het moment dat iemand op het eiland begraven is. Zodra een bezoeker een verhaal, foto, of video plaatst stopt de klok met tikken.

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Et liv bag tremmer

BY ASTRID LUND-PEDERSEN
@ VOL 30 ON OCT 12, 2016

Astrid Lund-Pedersen, MSc in Anthropology, tells the audience about her trip to the prison famously known for its dancing inmates (they danced to Thriller, amongst others). She describes many other facets of the prison - for instance the rule set that all inmates live by and punish by.

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Innocence & Incarceration: A Complicated Relationship

BY RICHARD LATTA
IN ATLANTA

Estimates tell us there are 3,200 +/- wrongfully convicted and innocent individuals serving time in Georgia and Alabama today. The Georgia Innocence Project works for the exoneration and release of these individuals but state law can hamper those efforts, sometimes inadverdantly. Listen as Richard Latta speaks about law here in the State of Georgia that is hampering the efforts of the Georgia Innocence Project. 

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Arts Works

BY TESS LANDON
@ VOL 24 ON DEC 04, 2012

Tess Landon speaks about incarceration and the impact art education and rehabilitation has on re-arrest rates once prisoners are released.