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Candy ChangeCandy Chang: May 22nd

A Morning with Candy Chang (presentation, followed by a Q&A)

May 22nd, 2024, at 10:30 a.m.
SCC Lair Auditorium (Bldg 6)
Spokane Community College campus
1810 N. Greene St.

World-renowned artist and urban designer Candy Chang engages communities to share everything from their greatest hopes to their deepest anxieties in public. The Atlantic calls her artwork Before I Die “one of the most creative community projects ever.” In her captivating and intimate talks, she demystifies the creative process, inspires personal reflection, and provokes new ideas for community and well-being.

Making Space for Creativity and Innovation

Where do good ideas come from? Through historic inspirations and personal experiences, Candy Chang shows that innovation rarely comes from a flash of genius, but instead from an open-minded attitude of curiosity and experimentation. She demystifies her path to show how her meandering journey led her to create her most famous projects, and how each of us can embrace our eclectic backgrounds to make our own discipline. She also shares how her experiences as an introvert led her to create participatory public art projects, and how the moments when we struggle most can be turned into our greatest opportunities to serve others.

From a street art project that grew into a nation-wide startup to the global Before I Die project, now in over 2,000 cities, Chang discusses strategies that can be applied to all communities, from workplaces to neighborhoods, and shares tools that have helped her cultivate her own creativity.

This is not a virtual event, but is open to the public, and free, with no registration required.

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