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Makeright – design volunteers wanted!

Design Against Crime (DACRC) are looking for volunteers to mentor inmates who are learning design skills at HMP Thameside as part of their work with prison industries.

DRS Empathy Workshop

7 Case studies presented at the DRS Empathy Workshop, led by Design Against Crime Research Centre (DACRC), to help explore how to design FOR empathy. Grand Parade, Brighton, 27th June […]

New scheme launched to teach “design thinking” to prisoners

Design Against Crime Research Centre has been joined by other partners to launch the Makeright initiative, which is calling for designer volunteers.

Empathy and the Revolution of Human Relationships

‘Empathy and the Revolution of Human Relationships‘ – a public talk by cultural thinker and writer on the art of living and social change, Roman Krznaric.  28 Apr 2016 6.30pm […]

Design Thinking for Prison Industries project update

The latest from AHRC-funded ‘Design Thinking for Prison Industries’ project, from The Times of India. See full article here.

First Human Graffiti Library

Artists, transport operators, police officers, public administrators, cultural practitioners, curators, policy makers, security consultants, as well as those who identified as ‘vandals’, offered book titles as part of the first ever Human Graffiti Library.


Adam Thorpe featured on Crimewatch (2nd July 2015) with Ben Birtwistle from RBS discussing our ATM anti theft ‘magic mats’. He also spoke about the centre’s ‘Stop Thief Chair’ and […]

Restorative Justice Extending Empathy Workshop Three

The Theatre Session 8th July 2015 09:30 to 18.30 Central Saint Martins, 1 Granary Square, London, N1C 4AA The overarching theme is to explore what is state of the art […]

Design Commission Inquiry Launch: Built Environment and Behaviour

Prof Lorraine Gamman, Director of Design Against Crime, was part of the Discussion Panel with Richard Rogers, Alan Penn and Sunand Prasad for the Design Commission Inquiry Launch: Built Environment […]