December 8, 2010

I Wish This Was…

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Check out this amazing project started by Candy Chang, called “I Wish This Was“. Candy lives in New Orleans, and saw so much potential in vacant store fronts and buildings around the city. She designed and distributed stickers in stores around New Orleans that people could take (for free) and use to label buildings and spaces with their ideas and hopes for the structure’s future.

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The project really took off, and participants were encouraged to photograph and share their stickers here.  I love this project – it can be funny or serious, and encourages us all to re-imagine our surroundings and articulate what we wish the world was.

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For a curated look at more stickers and locations in Candy’s project, visit her site here.