CELEBRATING FREEDOM: 12151791

The University of Chicago Press publishes book featuring Strawn+Sierralta's award-winning sculpture, "Freedom in Numbers".

 

Written by Alex Kotlowitz , "Celebrating Freedom" describes the ten finalists in the Freedom Museum's design competition. Strawn + Sierralta's design was selected as 1 of 10 finalists from 690 entrants in an international design competition that celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the McCormick Tribune Foundation. The sculpture was designed as the centerpiece for the organization's new Freedom Museum. 


Freedom is like holding a small bird. If you squeeze it too hard, you will kill it. But if you don’t hold it firmly enough, it will fly away. Indeed, freedom can be both fragile and elusive, and so—as the McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum so powerfully reminds us—it requires our eternal vigilance, our willingness, our ability, our conviction to stand up for that which we think is right.
— ALEX KOTLOWITZ, AUTHOR
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From the American Revolution to the Algerian War of Independence, from the civil rights movement to Tiananmen Square, freedom has driven men and women to commit great and tragic acts... the newly opened McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum, powerfully embodies the passions engendered by this simple yet potent idea. Celebrating Freedom marks that power, as it explores how 12151791 and the Freedom Museum will transform the way we view our liberties today.
— JAMES YOOD, SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

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