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PRISONER'S APITHECARTS

PRISONER'S APOTHECARTS

Tulane School of Architecture

PRISONER'S APITHECARTS

Through the Albert and Tina Small Center for Collaborative Design, the Fall 2020 design-build studio collaborated with nonprofit Solitary Gardens to create an apothecart: a mobile apothecary cart towed by bike. The apothecarts were designed and built to distribute herbal medicine grown by Solitary Gardens to communities in New Orleans affected by mass incarceration. Made of durable Richlite, the two carts named Armadillo and Camelback are filled with plant medicine and used to catalyze public conversations at the intersection of healthcare, social justice, public art and prison abolition. Tulane School of Architecture students and faculty won a Bronze Award in Responsive Design from international nonprofit Design Educates for the Prisoner's Apothecarts project.