Court of the Future (CotF)
The judiciary feels the need to modernise: innovative procedures, use of information technology and shifting roles of judges. A next step involves looking at designing the courthouses themselves. Built to represent authority and power, we need to rethink those buildings that instill fear and uneasiness not only in those that come there to be punished, but also in the people that come to receive justice - including children. Three interdisciplinary groups of designers will visualise possible courts of the future in an unlikely coalition of experts from the justice field and architects, interior architects and spatial designers.