Day 60: Turning abandoned buildings into inspiration

posted on http://www.designworklife.com/2011/09/07/candy-chang-before-i-die/

Candy Chang’s work is so incred­i­bly inspir­ing. Through inter­ac­tive pub­lic art instal­la­tions, she attempts to make cities more com­fort­able for peo­ple, improve neigh­bor­hoods and the well-being of indi­vid­u­als. This par­tic­u­lar piece, Before I Die, Candy turned the side of an aban­doned house into giant chalk­board that invited passersby to pub­licly declare what’s impor­tant to them. As you can see below, it was very well received, and the impact didn’t end there. A kit includ­ing a sten­cil and how-to guide is in the works, so that you can repli­cate this project in your own com­mu­nity, and a site has been devel­oped where you can sub­mit your own dreams and buy lim­ited edi­tion paint­ings that sup­port the project.

Be sure to have a look around her port­fo­lio, there are so many great ideas to be explored.

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One Response to Day 60: Turning abandoned buildings into inspiration

  1. Thanks for sharing, this is awesome!

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