SAFE SHAPE is a “pop-up” traveling exhibit in the form of a pavilion that operates as a mock drug consumption room (DCR).
This exhibit was constructed to project an image of reason/science/rationality and an unwavering commitment to humanistic enterprises without taking cues from repressive and stigmatizing institutions and without resorting to a defensive posture.
SAFE SHAPE’s design elements and content were conceived from a passion to educate the public on the philosophy and practice of harm reduction. The exhibit stems from the belief that the integration of public health and activist architecture-design is not only achievable but can serve the best interests of the entire community.Read more
SIFs are a form of DCR specifically for injecting drug use.