HM Prison Holloway
9:30 to 11:30 AM – Walk around former HMP Holloway area
12:00 to 2:00 PM – Archival session at Islington Museum
For the first Infrastructural Exploration of the 2019-20 academic year we would like to invite you to join us in exploring the area in which the former HM Prison Holloway was located before its closure in 2016.
During this exploration we would like to engage in conversations around the infrastructure of prisons and prisons as a form of infrastructure as well as thinking about the places in which prisons are located. The closing of the prison and the transformation of the area will also allow us to think about London's changing landscape.
We are delighted that after our Exploration we have been invited to continue our conversations at the Islington Museum where we will have an opportunity to look over some of the material from last year's Echoes of Holloway Prison Exhibition. This archival session will take place from 12pm-2pm and will be led by the curators Roz Currie and Lottie Tempest-Mountford.
We are also delighted that we will be joined by Dr Rachel Seoighe (University of Kent) and Dr Carly Guest (Middlesex University) who collaborated on the Echoes of Holloway project.
Ahead of the Exploration, Rachel and Carly have invited participants to read:
Yvonne Jewkes, Eleanor Slee and Dominique Moran (2017) 'The visual retreat of the prison: Non-places for non-people' in Brown, M. and Carrabine, E. (eds.) Routledge International Handbook of Visual Criminology
Sara Ahmed (2004) 'Affective economies', Social Text 2:79, 117-139
Please get in touch if you require access to these readings.
They have also suggested that participants take a look at these websites for some context on the current debates on what the space could become:
The walk will take approximately 2 hours and will take place outside on pavements and paved paths in an inner-city, high-traffic area. Please wear suitable clothes and footwear for the weather and bring water and snacks.
We will take a bus from the Holloway site to the Islington Museum. Please ensure you have a valid Oyster Card or Travel Card.
If you have any accessibility requirements, any questions or to RSVP please get in touch.
Dates & times
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|7 Nov 2019||
9:30am - 2:00pm
(Walk 9:30 – 11:30am, Archival session 12 – 2pm)
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