Candy Chang

Through the activation of public spaces around the world, artist Candy Chang examines the dynamics between society and the psyche, the threshold between isolation and community, and the ways shared places can cultivate reflection, perspective, and kinship. She is interested in the relationship between public space and mental health, the tension between individual liberty and social cohesion, and a city that exposes and fosters the complexity of the individual and collective psyche. She is a TED Senior Fellow, an Urban Innovation Fellow, and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.


Notes from Candy Chang

What Are Your Final Wishes?

When Elain Walton’s 17-year-old daughter died unexpectedly, she was grateful they had talked about her wishes to be an organ donor. “She saved the life of another 17-year-old boy, a 52-year-old man, and two other people can see because of her corneas.”

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An Installation Created From Tragedy

“I didn’t know this young man personally, and in his fatal moment I didn’t realize I was inferring to his angels.”

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Keeper of the Asheville Wall Dies

Earl Lee Gray, better known as Happy, touched the lives of many in his community.

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Honesty from Anonymity

“I think when people anonymously put things on the boards, then they’re more honest about it,” said Bailey Meyers after creating a Before I Die wall as part of a project to earn his Eagle Scout award.

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