Protect and serve

The courthouse embodies many meanings. It is a place where truth is pursued, and where justice is meted. It has also historically been an emblem of systematic oppression.

The courthouse has many actors with various roles. Paths are specified, and movements are restricted – some even ritualized – within the routine procedures of the court. Over time, these procedures have become obscured, creating a sense of detachment between the courts and the public, whom they serve.

This project aims to simultaneously mask and unveil the inner workings and mechanisms that propel the courthouse through the playful orchestrations of programming, circulation, and transparency.