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Dr. Andrew Wood
Office: HGH 210; phone: (408) 924-5378

City of Prisons

"I go out by the back door, into the garden, which is large and tidy: a lawn in the middle, a willow, weeping catkins; around the edges, the flower borders, in which the daffodils are now fading and the tulips are opening their cups, spilling out color. The tulips are red, a darker crimson towards the stem, as if they have been cut and are beginning to heal there. This garden is the domain of the Commander's Wife."

- Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale


We examine historical patterns and material practices that have begun to structure large swaths of public life around the rhetoric of "security."

Additional Resources

Los Angeles Times Photo essay: L.A.'s architecture of insecurity [recommended by Derek Masuda]

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Andrew Wood