Other people’s dreams

We all have hopes and dreams. Some of the best art is the art that makes you see yourself in a new light.

Candy Chang is a Taiwanese-American public installations artist, designer and urban planner who has worked all over the world in places as far flung as Nairobi, Helsinki and Vancouver with organisations such as The New York Times, where she was a creative director, and Nokia.

Now living in New Orleans, Chang’s latest installation is called ‘Before I Die’.

“Before I Die transforms neglected spaces into constructive ones where we can learn the hopes and aspirations of the people around us. It turns out this entire process (including obtaining official approval from many entities) has been a great lesson, experience, and project in itself – more on that later. If you’re in New Orleans, stop by the corner of Marigny and Burgundy (900 Marigny Street) to add your thoughts to the wall and see what matters most to your neighbors. It’s a question that has changed me in the last year, and I believe the design of our public spaces can better reflect what’s important to us as residents and as human beings.”


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