"I Wish This Was": Stickers Imagine an Improved New Orleans

Candy Chang's new project, I Wish This Was, uses fill-in-the-blank stickers to let residents of New Orleans provide ad hoc civic input.

The designer Candy Chang, who made fun, civic-minded doorknob hangers for our Neighborhoods Issue, has a new project called I Wish This Was.

Candy explains:

New Orleans is full of vacant storefronts and people who need things. My neighborhood is still without a full-service grocery store. So I made these fill-in-the-blank stickers to give us an easy tool to voice what we want where we want it. Fill them out and put them on abandoned buildings and beyond. The stickers are custom vinyl and can be easily removed without damaging property. It’s a fun, low-barrier tool for citizens to provide civic input on-site, and the responses reflect the hopes, dreams, and colorful imaginations of different neighborhoods.

These stickers are free and can be found in corner stores, cafes, bookstores, bars, hair salons, and other places around New Orleans. They’re also waiting for your thoughts on vacant storefronts and blighted houses around the city.


Candy has collected a number of examples of filled-in stickers here. There's also a Flickr pool.

Via Guerrilla Innovation