Before I die I want to:…


Candy Chang is a public installation artist, designer, and urban planner who likes to make cities more comfortable for people. She’s the co-founder of Civic Center, an urban design studio where she combines architecture, graphic design, and urban planning to make thoughtful public spaces and communication tools for everyday issues of city life. She’s passionate about redefining the ways we use public space to share information important to our neighborhoods and to our individual well-being.

Candy turned an abandoned house into a giant chalk board where the residents of Nola could fill in there wishes, hopes and aims.

All responsed will be documented and many will be included into a book!

The Before-I-Die-project turned out to be a great lesson, experience and project itself.

If you are in New Orleans, she wants you to drop by 900 Marigny Street, to leave a wish.

by Gabrielle Berlin