Unfinished Business: The Right to Play
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 exhibition connects this history to the contemporary moment, and features labor songs re-interrpreted by diverse Chicago musicians, an animation about freedom and time created by incarcerated artists, and an interactive swing and hopscotch court.
We invite you to watch, listen, jump, and swing as you contend with the still-relevant questions raised by Hull-House more than a century ago: Is it necessary to work so long and so hard? What are the possibilities for a world with more free time? Can play be a way to cultivate freedom?
* All views expressed are those of the guests and do not necessarily represent the views of, and should not be attributed to, the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, or the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Architecture and the Arts.