Legal geography 1: Court materiality

23 Mar 2018

This report examines the spatiality of court processes, connecting interdisciplinary work that has considered the physical processes of trials with geographical work that has deepened our understanding of the substance and properties of the material world. The specific focus of this discussion is the built materiality of courts, tracing the emergence of work on the nature of trial spaces, court architecture and the arrangement of courtrooms. Rather than a review of progress in an already-defined intellectual field, I am bringing together an interdisciplinary set of works with the aim of tracing the future pathways for work on the geography of trials.