Candy Chang: Personal Histories, Public Spaces

What do you want to do before you die? Artist, designer and urban planner Candy Chang has asked communities this question on over 500 walls across the globe. Now, as her “Before I Die Wall” hangs at the corner of 38th and Powelton, she has invited the Powelton Village, Mantua, and Drexel communities to think about how public art installations provoke civic engagement, yearning, and the opportunity for change—urging us to voice the personal and collective histories tied to public spaces.

On Thursday, April 30, 2015 Candy Chang will deliver the fifth lecture in the Drexel University College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Lecture, “Better Cities: Transforming Public Spaces Through Art and Design.” The College of Arts and Sciences, Writers Room, and the Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships invite community members and students to talk with Chang and explore ideas surrounding her work. Join us for any or all events.


THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2015

TABLE TALK | 4:30-6:00 PM
Join us for dinner and conversation before the lecture:

Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships
3509 Spring Garden
Ryan Hall S210

CoAS DISTINGUISHED LECTURE | 6:30-8:30 PM
Following the dinner, we’ll travel together to Candy Chang’s lecture:

Mandell Theater
33rd and Chestnut
Transportation to and from the lecture will be provided.

FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2015

WR WORKSHOP WITH CANDY CHANG | 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
The next morning, we’ll think, write, and talk together about the personal and collective histories tied to the shifting landscape of our local communities:

Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships
3509 Spring Garden
Carriage House C201

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