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Candy Chang

Artist Transforms Abandoned House Into A Giant Reminder To Live Life

Posted 11.07.2013 | Arts

A beautiful thing happened to Candy Chang one day in New Orleans two years ago. After losing a loved one, the artist came up with an unconventional wa...

New Moms Don't Make Bucket Lists

Amy Wruble | Posted 08.25.2013 | TED Weekends
Amy Wruble

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWhen one has recently experienced the miracle of life, the thought of closing that circle in death is unacceptable.

Living Your Spaces

Cameron Conaway | Posted 06.23.2013 | TED Weekends
Cameron Conaway

When Candy Chang talked about sharing "the same public spaces" and of gaining "a better understanding of our landscape" something in her voice seemed to be asking: How do you live your space? How will you live your space differently after my speech?

Facing The Fears Of The Unknown

Dr. Jerrold Shapiro, Ph.D. | Posted 06.21.2013 | TED Weekends
Dr. Jerrold Shapiro, Ph.D.

The nature of chalk is ephemeral and writings on Candy Chang's wall may be anonymous, but it is also public and witnessed attestations are more powerful motivators. Just ask anyone who has struggled with an addiction.

I Have A List, But No Bucket!

Elaine Benton | Posted 06.21.2013 | TED Weekends
Elaine Benton

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgAs strange as it sounds, having a positive happy attitude and not making a fuss, totally confuses people, especially doctors, but I refuse to be something I am not.

Learning How To Die

May Benatar, Ph.D., L.C.S.W. | Posted 06.21.2013 | TED Weekends
May Benatar, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgI do not know in which group I will find myself at the end. Will I cling or will I go accepting what is ahead?

Artist Wants Your Confessions

Posted 05.03.2013 | Arts

Most of us wouldn't want our deepest secrets scribbled in a private journal, let along hung on a gallery wall. Yet that's exactly what was on the menu...

What Can We Learn From Near-Death Choices

June Cohen | Posted 01.30.2013 | TED Weekends
June Cohen

2012-11-29-riceliaspullFew of us come face-to-face with death in such a clear and present way as Ric Elias, who was on board Flight 1549 when it crash-landed on New York's Hudson River four years ago.

LOOK: 'Before I Die' Project Fills Space With Hope

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 05.08.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Artist Candy Chang wanted to remember someone she lost. She turned a blighted building in New Orleans into a public art space. Using tem...

PHOTOS: 'Before I Die' Murals Expand In Chicago

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 05.04.2012 | Chicago

In the weeks since New Orleans artist Candy Chang's "Before I Die" interactive public art installation made its Chicago debut earlier this year on the...

PHOTOS: 'Before I Die' Public Art Arrives In Chicago

Posted 03.13.2012 | Chicago

New Orleans artist Candy Chang's "Before I Die" interactive public art installation has made its Chicago debut. The installation, inaugurated last ...

SLIDESHOW: Brooklyn's Public Bucket List

Posted 12.26.2011 | New York

The owners of a soon-to-be Shake Shack in downtown Brooklyn have turned a temporary wall guarding the construction site into a 'Before I Die' blackboa...