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News & Updates

  1. “Working in America” in the News

    Since our exhibit debut on September 14 in Chicago, “Working in America” has received extensive coverage in both the local and national press.

    We are immensely grateful to our colleagues in the media for taking such interest in our own work and for understanding why this conversation is so vital now.

    Our press coverage includes:

    “Stories About Work, With a Nod to Studs Terkel”
    Tim Struby, The New Yorker

    “Studs Terkel’s Interviews with 1970s Working People Resurfaces on NPR
    Sarah Kessler, Fast Company

    “Project& Updates the Vision of Studs Terkel’s ‘Working'”
    Gretchen Rachel Hammond, Windy City Times

    “Secret to Former Cop’s Success? Acts of Kindness”
    Laura Washington, Chicago Sun-Times

    “New Exhibit on American Workers Makes Us Think: Why Do We Work?”
    Rex Huppke, Chicago Tribune

    “‘Working in America’ Launches at Washington Library”
    Liz Baulder, Windy City Times

    “‘Working in America’ Brings Studs Terkel into the 21st Century”
    Aimee Levitt, Chicago Reader

    “Project& Tells Stories of ‘Working in America'”
    Kelly Daly, Chicago Splash

    “Working in America’ Exhibit to Open at Harold Washington Library”
    Judy Hsu, ABC 7 Chicago

    “‘A Calling, Not a Job’: Project&’s Working in America”
    James Orbesen, Third Coast Review

    “‘Working in America’ launches at Washington Library”
    Liz Baudler, Windy City Times

    “Studio Gang fuses storage and display in their design for a traveling photography exhibition”
    Matthew Messner, The Architects Newspaper

    “In the Shadow of Studs”
    Philip Berger, Newcity Design

    “Thoughtful Design from Jeanne Gang”
    Architects + Artisans

    “Jeanne Gang Designs ‘Working in America'”
    J. Michael Welton, The Huffington Post

    “Jane Saks harnesses art to take on social justice with Project&”
    Bob Chiarito, The Chicago Ambassador

    “Multimedia Project Updates Studs Terkel’s ‘Working’ For A New Era”
    Morning Shift, WBEZ

    “When I Grow Up, I Want to be a Gig Worker”
    Nick Heinzmann, Spend Matters

    “Exhibit And Series Find The Complicated Relationships That Emerge With And From Our Work”
    Morning Shift, WBEZ

    “Work, Identity, and God’s Beloved”
    Mihee Kim-Kort, ON Scripture

    “A Worker Is Someone To See, Not See Through”
    Mark Karlin, BuzzFlash

    “Jane Saks on ‘Working in America:’ ‘The people in the world who are invisible to us are the structure'”
    After Hours With Rick Kogan, WGN Radio

    “Q&A with Jane Saks President and Artistic Director at Project&”
    Daily Whale Staff, Daily Whale 
    “What do you do? ‘Working’ exhibit asks 24 people across America”
    Rick Kogan, Chicago Tribune

    “‘Working in America’ exhibit on display at library”
    Aspen Daily News Staff Aspen Daily News

    “‘Working in America’ bring the faces of American labor to Aspen library”
    Andrew Travers The Aspen Times

    Work, work, working in America
    Nicole Birkhold Aspen Daily News