‘Before I Die I want to…’

Candy Chang's public interactive art project.


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Candy Chang lives in New Orleans and creates art in public spaces. Her project Before I Die was inspired by the sudden death of a loved one. She asks us to reflect on our own life and contemplate death by completing the following statement – ‘Before I die I want to……

The project became a global phenomenon. Watch her Ted Talk below to learn more and get inspired. Comment below with your thoughts or tell us who inspires you or simply complete the statement.

“A lot of wisdom never gets passed on.” – Candy Chang

Before I die I want to… | Candy Chang

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. (What’s your answer?)

Before I Die

Since that time she has created many more public artworks. Check out her website here. What do you want to do before you die? Leave a comment below.


You can do this at home with friends, download the Printable PDFs and fill in the blanks – available as an A4 PDF or Letter Size PDF. Click here or on the image below.

Candy Changs's Participatory Art Project asks us what we want to do before we die - Before I die....


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