Before I die, I want to…

Nola, New Orleans. At first sight and from a distance, this looks like an abandoned house. Nothing to do there. It’s deserted & empty, it’s spoiling the urban space and reminding people that everything, with time, passes.

But a public installation artist, Candy Chan, saw it in an inspiring different way and turned it into a giant chalk board where people could write what they want to do before they die.

“One month later and seven hours of stenciling today, and it’s up! With a lot of help and support from old and new friends, I turned the side of an abandoned house in my neighborhood into a giant chalkboard where residents can fill in the blank and remember what is important to them in life. It’s also about turning a neglected space into a constructive one where we can learn the hopes and aspirations of the people around us.”

What do YOU want to do before you die?


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