Neighborhood Chalkboard Reveals Secrets and Dreams
Artist Candy Chang stenciled a life-size chalkboard on an abandoned house in New Orleans to bring her own community together. Neighbors shared their dreams, hopes, and fears as they scrawled their answers to "Before I die, I want to ... "
Inspired by Ms. Chang, people from South Africa, Kazakhstan, Japan, and Argentina have built over 100 colorful walls in their neighborhoods across 30 countries. Discuss as a class how well your students know their neighbors. If they had to ask them one question, what would it be?
- 10 Ways to Love Where You Live
How to build community here and now—because neighborhoods are more than houses in proximity.
- Bearing Witness: Chris Jordan on Art, Grief, and Transformation
Photographer Chris Jordan's latest project left him feeling grief and hopelessness. Now he wants more people to discover how productive those emotions can be.
- Living Right on the “Wrong” Side of Town
When Corbyn Hightower’s financial world fell apart, a ragtag community came together to show how lively neighborhoods grow new livelihoods.
The above resources accompany the February 2013 YES! Education Connection Newsletter
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