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Candy Chang at MICA

MICA welcomes internationally recognized artist, writer and urban planner Candy Chang, who will visit campus to deliver a presentation and conduct a workshop with students to install an interactive piece in Station North.

Free public lecture:
Thursday, April 19
at 7:30 p.m.
Falvey Hall
1301 W. Mount Royal Ave, Baltimore

Students, to sign up for a workshop, email Brockett to join the waitlist.

Combining urban planning, street art, and graphic design, Candy Chang transforms simple objects like stickers, stencils, and chalkboards into powerful tools that spark conversations in public spaces around the world. In her talks, she poses new strategies for civic life and inspires listeners to think differently. Through personal stories from her childhood to the present, she illustrates how seemingly disparate experiences in countries from Kazakhstan to South Africa to Finland have come together to incite fresh perspectives and form a coherent philosophy. Carefully crafted for each audience and cultivated from her own evolving questions, Candy’s provocative and intimate talks explore the power of introspection in public space and what we can learn from our collective wisdom.

Candy Chang is an artist, designer, and urban planner who likes to make cities more comfortable for people. She believes that the design of our public spaces can better reflect what is important to us as a community and as individuals. Named a “Live Your Best Life” Local Hero by Oprah Magazine, she creates projects that spark conversations in public space to improve our neighborhoods and our personal well-being. As a TED Senior Fellow and an Urban Innovation Fellow, she has been recognized as a leader in developing new strategies for the design of our cities in order to live our best lives.

The Sadie B. Feldman Residency in Visual Communications brings graduate students in the Center for Art Education and undergraduates in the Graphic Design Department together to explore growing creative capital within public education. Student participants in the workshop will explore the power of design thinking to re-imagine public education and define new curricular plans for K–12 students.