Candy Chang is rocking my world. R-O-C-K-I-N-G. She is an artist, designer and urban planner who asks people what they want and/ or connects to our deepest longings in engaging and beautiful ways. Everything she does honors the relationship she has with her audience and is reciprocal. It goes back to monk and activist Satish Kumar’s edict, “You are, therefore I am.”
In this moment, I am really connecting to Neighborland, a platform that enables people to state clearly what they want. It’s simple, it’s easy (low barriers to entry) and it gives people a place in which to articulate their needs. I think this is a critical piece of what sustains us and how we need to engage (and is why I love citizen journalism and other participatory media).