Before I Die.pdf
Praise for Candy Chang's "Before I Die" project:
"Through a series of large-scale projects that combine installation art with social activism, Chang has encouraged people to engage with public spaces to let their voices be heard." "--O, The Oprah Magazine"
"They're the stuff of everyday life from people of all walks of life . . .Young or old, rich or poor, the [Before I Die] wall does make you think as you walk by." "--NBC's Rock Center with Brian Williams"
""Before I Die" is merely one of the most creative community projects ever." "--The Atlantic"
CANDY CHANG is an artist, designer, and urban planner who likes to make cities more comfortable for people. She's a TED Fellow, Urban Innovation Fellow, and co-founder of Civic Center and Neighborland. She lives in New Orleans.
"What do you want to do before you die?"
When artist Candy Chang painted the side of an abandoned building with chalkboard paint and asked her neighbors this question, she never expected it to become a worldwide phenomenon. Within a day of the wall's completion, however, it was covered in colorful chalk dreams as people stopped and reflected on their lives. Since then, more than two hundred walls have been created by people all over the world. This inspiring book is a celebration of these walls. Filled with our hopes, fears, humor, and heartbreak, it's a reminder of our shared connections and a chance to ponder life's ultimate question.