Public Art Meets Civic Engagement: Candy Chang Makes The Good 100 List
What inspires the work Chang does? "I'm interested in pilgrimages, sanctuaries, and the rise and fall of American boomtowns," she tells Good, "and how these ruins can be rejuvenated into cathartic and contemplative sites where we can share the things we have learned in life." To do this, she combines urban planning, street art, and graphic design to transform simple objects into transformative tools to improve communication and well-being in communities. In her provocative and personal talks, Chang presents a new way of thinking about shared public spaces. Through the use of interactive displays she shows us what we can learn through introspection in public spaces—and come together to find a shared human experience.