Artist and Co-Founder
Candy Chang is an artist, urban planner, and designer who wants to make cities more emotional. She believes our public spaces can better reflect what matters to us as a community and as individuals. Recent work includes I Wish This Was, a public art project that invites people to write what they want in vacant storefronts, and Before I Die, a public art project where residents can reflect on their lives and share their personal aspirations in public space. The Atlantic called it ?one of the most creative community projects ever.? She is a TED Senior Fellow, an Urban Innovation Fellow, and was named a ?Live Your Best Life? Local Hero by Oprah Magazine. By combining street art with urban planning, activism, and contemplation, she has been recognized as a leader in developing new strategies for the design of our cities. She received a BS in Architecture, a BFA in Graphic Design, and a Masters in Urban Planning from Columbia University.