Urban Artist Candy Chang Illustrates the Effectiveness of Art to Solidify a CommunityFebruary 27, 2014
A city’s buildings and structures can be serve a greater purpose than visual effects – they can enhance togetherness in a community and urge empower residents. That was the picture painted by Candy Chang, senior TED fellow and urban artist and designer at the Conference.
Chang discussed the power of creativity in public spaces in the nourishment of peoples’ personal well-being. By introducing various projects from throughout her career, such as her “Before I die, I want to…” initiative, Chang illustrated to attendees the impact of simple, anonymous projects. Artwork has the ability to unite strangers and provide everyone with a voice, allowing vulnerability through anonymity to strengthen communities.