Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Candy Chang: Making Space for Creativity and Design at SCAD


Candy Chang is an artist, designer, and urban planner who makes cities more comfortable for people. She is the author of Before I Die, a Senior TED Fellow, a former art director at the New York Times, and a 2011 Tulane/Rockefeller Foundation Urban Innovation Fellow. She has exhibited her work at the National Design Triennial at the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum, and has created public art commissions for civic institutions, airports, and creative organizations. She has also been selected as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.

Making Space for Creativity and Innovation

A small seed of an idea can be the source of dramatic innovation. 

When Candy Chang stencilled the phrase "Before I die I want to_____" onto a derelict house in New Orleans, she invited anyone and everyone to participate. It was a simple act. And with it, she unleashed the latent creativity amongst the thousands of people who have taken part. The international success of her public art installations forged her reputation as someone who understood that, many times, the best ideas are communal ideas. Drawing on her body of work, Chang discusses the small acts and levers that have encouraged people to participate, to think differently. Public spaces can enable both self-realization and cooperative creativity. These lessons, slowly, have been absorbed by community organizations, educational groups, even companies of every size. Innovation, Chang says, can come from unlikely places. So it's important to create, as she has, the kinds of safe and engaging environments that allow ideas to flourish. Lecture is free and open to the public
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Candy Chang: Making Space for Creativity and Design


Tuesday, January 20, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)

Atlanta, GA

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