Hull House swing

I was commissioned to build a Hull House swing. A solid slab of mid century wood and forged iron mimicking the imagined decision of a swing maker 100 years. The Hull House was where my great grandmother taught and the act of a building a swing at the site on Halsted was an honor. The exhibition: Unfinished Business: The Right to Play explores the history of the social movements that created the first playgrounds, fought for an eight-hour workday, and suggested that time off from work could create a more just society. The multi-media components of the exhibition provide access by Hull-House to swing and play hopscotch in the gallery, listen to records of labor songs, and immerse yourself in the questions of work and pleasure that the exhibition raises.

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