HAL Portfolio


The Humanities Action Lab (HAL) is a national hub at The New School where the humanities and design generate innovative curricula and public engagement with urgent social issues. The HAL is a coalition of 20 universities from across the country led by The New School working with issue organizations and public spaces to create traveling public projects on the past, present, and future of pressing social issues.

States of Incarceration (SOI), HAL’s first project, focuses on the past, present, and future of incarceration, exploring the explosion of prisons and incarcerated people in the US — including immigration detention centers — and its global dimensions.  

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