Before I die Originally started by Candy Chang

"Before I Die is a global art project that invites people to reflect on their lives and share their personal aspirations in public. Originally created by the artist Candy Chang on an abandoned house in New Orleans after she lost someone she loved, today there are over 2,000 walls around the world." Each wall has it's own owner, or jump starter, but the idea began when a woman by Candy Chang began the first wall after losing someone she loved dearly. Since then, others have steamed from her idea and began their own walls in their communities.

Aalen, Germany
Brantford, Canada
Manchester, England, UK
Utrecht, Netherlands
Tokyo, Japan
Tartu, Estonia
"Each wall is created by local residents who want to make a space in their community to restore perspective and share more with one another. Each wall is a tribute to living an examined life."
Before I die walls have been created in 76 countries. There are 38 languages that have been written in on these walls.
Before I die, is an anyone and everyone can participate kind of project. If you have something you truly want to do before you die you can be apart of the project. It brings communities and people together by expressing what you want to do, and sharing it with the public.
People are chosen by their own choice, you have the choice to express your "Before I die" on the respected walls. It's up to you to chose whether you want to or not.

What we can take from this project is that a community, a country, the world can come together by expressing something everyone has. Something that you truly want to do before you die, that's something everyone has. Our project is similar because we are taking something and sharing it with our groups. So i'm sharing a story with other people, just like people who participate in the Before I Die projects!

Created By
Lily Scott


Created with images by mazaletel - "corgi beach" • thart2009 - "before I die" • Daquella manera - "Antes de morir yo quiero..." • NASA Goddard Photo and Video - "Black Marble - Asia and Australia" • stokpic - "hands world map"

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