About The Working Lives Project
Whatever work means to you – whether it is paid or unpaid, public or private sector – work is a defining feature of life. It is a human experience and at the heart of how we make not just a living but also a life.
Work defines us as individuals and connects us as members of society. Too often, however, the topic can be divisive. At a time when the future of work and jobs is being hotly debated, The Working Lives Project is examining what work is, was, or might be with a series of programs:
Grants for Working Lives-themed Public Humanities Projects
Wisconsin Live Radio Essays
“In the Breakroom” Interviews
Working Warriors: Military Life Beyond Combat
Essays and Stories
How do we see ourselves as workers today?
Why and how has that changed?
What are our hopes for what work will look like in the future?
Why is making a living different from making a life?
We don’t all have the same opportunities, challenges, or aspirations. But we can learn from and celebrate the life and work of every person. With one another, we can study the past and consider the future.
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