C is for Candy

in Design Labs, Fairbanks

Candy Chang, the featured artist for the Fairbanks Design Lab, likes to make cities more comfortable for people. This 2011 TED Senior Fellow is now living in New Orleans, where she has produced projects such as I Wish I Was, It’s Good To Be Here and Neighbor Doorknob Hanger.

Here’s what Alissa Walker had to say about Chang in Fast Company’s Masters of Design 2010 issue:

Candy Chang already had degrees in architecture and graphic design when a documentary about Jane Jacobs’s fight to protect New York’s Greenwich Village from planning czar Robert Moses led her to Columbia University to study urban planning. “That’s when I learned there’s a lot of talk about participatory planning but no vision to excite people to participate,” she says. Chang has taken it upon herself to provide that vision.

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