The Holding Shanty
Artists: Molly Balcom Raleigh, Jason Burbul, Valentine Cadieux, David Marsh-Pitman, Scott Raleigh, Nik Ranpura, Peter Schulze, Emily Stover, Rachel Swearingen
The Holding Shanty is about finding ways to hold each other better. Better Futures Minnesota, our partner, trains men in the deconstruction of buildings and the reconstruction of their dreams after incarceration. The Holding Shanty’s design was developed in Better Futures’ Makers Space out of recycled materials from their Reuse Warehouse, with input from the Better Futures Men. The Holding Shanty offers experiences of holding as an action of reframing, rebuilding, and creating space for care.