Candy Chang is a public installation artist, designer and urban planner who is passionate about redefining the ways we use public space. Her most recent project has turned an abandoned house in her local New Orleans neighbourhood into an art installation which encourages locals to reflect on what’s important to them. “It’s a question that has changed me in the last year, and I believe the design of our public spaces can better reflect what’s important to us as residents and as human beings”.
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Do you have any examples of similar projects where art or design has been used to enhance communities or bring local people together? Are there any artworks in your neighbourhood that have captured your imagination or made you view your surroundings differently? And if you could visit Candy’s installation, what would you add to the list? We’d love to hear your thoughts below.