Artist Projects

Work Out


Peggy Diggs

Work Out is a collaborative community-based art project done with prison inmates in Pennsylvania. Diggs, motivated by considering possible new spatial needs arising from global warming, worked with incarcerated men to design useful objects for small, perhaps transitory, spaces. After intensive workshops in design and materials usage, the men focused on a collapsible, multi-purpose storage unit and desk. A light-weight corrugated cardboard-and-hardware unit evolved, called GreaterFits.

Project Updates

  • 2006: Work Out is in production with inmates at Broad Street Ministry in Philadelphia

  • 2007: Work Out is exhibited in group exhibition at Schroeder Romero Gallery in New York

  • 2007: Finished products from Work Out are donated to formerly homeless elderly people at Riverview Home in Philadelphia