Check out Mi Casa, Your Casa 2.0, Boston Seaport’s newest art installation!
Home, swing, home! A new public art installation has popped up in the Seaport. Mi Casa, Your Casa 2.0, features 16 red house-shaped frames that double as swings and we’re totally loving it!
Created by Esrawe + Cadena, the fun installation offers a moment to reflect on the meaning of “home,” a term that has taken even greater significance in the past 10 months. The open frame houses allow visitors to look past walls and peer into their neighbors’ home in an attempt to reflect on the collective journey.
Each of the houses has also been lit with a dim, golden glow that invites visitors to pop in. Once inside their home, the glow dims to signal someone’s home. The exhibit also features an awesome swing on which you can hop and make the experience as playful and fun as your heart desires.
The touring exhibit, which was originally inspired by the lively markets of Latin America, has set up swings across multiple cities seeking to reflect on “the value of human interaction and the tendency to socialize is behind and the core of the project” by activating “public spaces through emotional and playful design.” During its Mexico run, Mi Casa, Your Casa was even repurposed to offer temporary refuge and relief to the families who lost their homes during the 2017 earthquake.
While the exhibit remains here in the Hub, Boston Seaport has announced it would be donating one dollar to Habitat for Humanity for every image of Mi Casa, Your Casa 2.0 posted on Instagram that tags Seaport in the image and the caption. The donations will be destined to help local families build or improve on a place they can call home.
Mi Casa, Your Casa 2.0 is now open at Boston Seaport through Sunday, March 14. Those interested in learning more about the idea behind the project can also choose to sign up online for a virtual Seaport Sessions conversation with the installation’s creators, Hector Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena, on March 3, 2021.
[Featured image: Boston Seaport]