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Before I die I want to _______

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Project Summary

In her New Orleans neighborhood, artist and TED Fellow Candy Chang turned an abandoned house into a giant chalkboard asking a fill-in-the-blank question: “Before I die I want to ___.” Her neighbors' answers--surprising, poignant, funny--became an unexpected mirror for the community.Chang creates art that prompts people to think about their secrets, wishes and hopes--and then share them.