Sep 2014 - Mar 2016
Feb 2017 - Jul 2018
Arts and Humanities Research Council

Makeright is a design education initiative for prison industries that helps inmates understand their own design potential and ‘design thinking’ by creating anti-theft bags and accessories for everyday use. It was led by DACRL who involved staff and students from the National Institute of Design, India to trial the teaching materials generated in the UK and to find out, through action research, whether it was possible to involve prisoners in actively designing against crime.
In the delivery phase a collection of anti-theft bags were generated by inmates at HMP Thameside, London and also Sabarmati Jail, Ahmadabad. Some of these anti-theft bag designs were eventually made by inmates at HMP Kilmarnock near Glasgow who used the original designs. The bags are available for purchase through project partners Abel & Cole, who provided the lorry tarpaulin from which the bags are made.  



Chloe Griffith
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Chryssi Tzanetou
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Design Against Crime Research Lab,
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