About Candy

Bio

Candy Chang is an artist who is passionate about the ways our public spaces can help us make sense of our communities and ourselves. Recent projects include Before I Die, a global art project that invites people to reflect and share their personal aspirations in public space. She is a TED Senior Fellow, an Urban Innovation Fellow, and was named a “Live Your Best Life” Local Hero by Oprah Magazine. See more at candychang.com.

Education

  • Columbia University; Urban planning

Job Titles

Artist

Latest Tweet

Officials told him this abandoned church still needed to be a church, so he made it a transcendent church of the arts http://t.co/65pjZDetDV
29 Jun

About Candy Chang’s work

A global art project that invites people to restore perspective and share their personal aspirations in public space

Projects

Before I Die

Jan. 01, 2011 - Present

A global art project that invites people to restore perspective and share their personal aspirations in public space

Project website

I Wish This Was

Jan. 01, 2010 - Present

An interactive public art project that invites people to voice what they want in vacant storefronts.

Project website

Neighborland

Jan. 01, 2011 - Present

A tool to help people self-organize and shape the development of their communities.

Project website

Looking for Love Again

Jan. 01, 2011 - Dec. 31, 2011

An interactive public art project that invites residents to share their memories of and hopes for an abandoned high-rise in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Project website

Career Path

Jan. 01, 2011 - Dec. 31, 2011

An interactive public art project that invites people to reflect on their larger life choices in Turku, Finland.

Project website

Candy Chang on the TED blog

Fellows Friday

A TED Fellow confesses to having only $5 to their name …

September 6, 2013

At the recent TED Fellows Retreat in Whistler, Canada, artist Candy Chang set up an interactive art piece called Confessions that invited the 185 Fellows at the event to share. The installation asked each Fellow to write down a confession on a slip of paper and pin it up on a bulletin board, creating a public wall of admissions […]

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