Congratulations to Carey Young who has been awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship for her research project 'The Surfaces of Law'.
Young will create a photographic series which examines the 'surfaces of law': details of legal architecture, including courthouses, prisons, law offices etc. Instead of the aesthetic blank often associated with law, the design of legal buildings can invoke a society's attitudes towards the judiciary, democracy and the relationship between state and citizens. What can architecture tell us of the bodies, lives, aspirations, profits, structural bias, injustices and/or histories of erasure contained within, and alluded to by these walls? Young's images will explore varying ideas of what law is, and what and whom it might seek to represent.