How Courtroom Layouts Are Biased (feat Legal Eagle)

From Stewart Hicks.

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Discover how courtroom design impacts the course of justice with me and Legal Eagle. Delve into the historical development of courtrooms, from their utilitarian beginnings in the colonial era to the neoclassical architectural styles of the 18th and 19th centuries, reflecting the ideals of the new nation. Explore the primary courtroom layouts used today in the US: the Center Bench, the Corner Bench, and the intriguing Jeffersonian Revival, each with its unique implications for power dynamics and trial proceedings. Uncover the crucial role of furniture, lighting, and acoustics in creating a conducive environment while preserving security and functionality. Join the conversation on the psychological impact of design choices, and how they can influence the perception of the accused and ultimately shape the outcome of trials. Subscribe to the channel for more engaging discussions on the intersection of design and society!

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__About the Channel__
Architecture with Stewart is a YouTube journey exploring architecture’s deep and enduring stories in all their bewildering glory. Weekly videos and occasional live events breakdown a wide range of topics related to the built environment in order to increase their general understanding and advocate their importance in shaping the world we inhabit.

__About Me__
Stewart Hicks is an architectural design educator that leads studios and lecture courses as an Associate Professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He also serves as an Associate Dean in the College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts and is the co-founder of the practice Design With Company. His work has earned awards such as the Architecture Record Design Vanguard Award or the Young Architect’s Forum Award and has been featured in exhibitions such as the Chicago Architecture Biennial and Design Miami, as well as at the V&A Museum and Tate Modern in London. His writings can be found in the co-authored book Misguided Tactics for Propriety Calibration, published with the Graham Foundation, as well as essays in MONU magazine, the AIA Journal Manifest, Log, bracket, and the guest-edited issue of MAS Context on the topic of character architecture.

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