The following work is by students at Parsons Paris and is part of the States of Incarceration's exhibit in Paris, France: "Michel Foucault and the Groupe D'information sur les Prisons". The collection of artifacts and imagery is a study on the person who began a global debate about prisons, Michel Foucault. The students spent the semester reading Foucault and carrying out research in archives. While reading Foucault's manuscripts and prisoners’ responses to the GIP questionnaire, they witnessed how little had changed, particularly in the context of the Nov. 13th, 2015, terrorist attacks in Paris, the subsequent state of emergency, curtailment of public rights, and renewed evidence that prisons foster violence. Learn more about the exhibit here.
MICHEL FOUCAULT AND THE GROUPE D’INFORMATION SUR LES PRISONS