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Taking it to the Streets

Turning public spaces into public forums with Candy Chang by Laurenne Sala

December 1, 2014
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The GOOD Cities Project

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Artist Candy Chang knows how to start private conversations in public. Her thought-provoking installations ask neighbors to engage with their communities, giving a collective voice to those otherwise unheard. Sometimes with just a simple piece of chalk, Chang motivates thousands to participate, to reflect, to declare and to think. To Chang “every passerby is another person full of longing and anxiety and fear and wonder.” She’s vowed to bring them all together through their own words and reflection, gifting them with the experience of solidarity and community. Her thought-provoking installations are sprucing up spaces everywhere, from the Mojave Desert to Kazakhstan.

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The GOOD Cities Project is a five-month collaboration with Ford, exploring how we make our cities and how our cities make us. As part of the project, GOOD and Ford have commissioned cultural creatives across the country to help illuminate and celebrate the rich and vastly diverse points of view that make up each city's individual character. Each week, we will be exploring attributes that we believe are fundamental to living meaningful urban lives.

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Taking it to the Streets Turning public spaces into public forums with Candy Chang