Before I Die...

Before I Die…Wall found right here in Cape Town

Before I die is an interactive public art project that invites people to share their personal aspirations in a public space. Meant as a singular experiment, the project gained global attention and thanks to passionate people around the world, over 500 Before I Die walls have been created in over 70 countries, including here in Cape Town, South-Africa.

After losing someone she loved and experiencing deep depression, artist Candy Chang  created an interactive wall on an abandoned house in her neighborhood to create an anonymous place to help restore perspective and share intimately with neighbors while remaining an introvert. After receiving permission, she painted the side of an abandoned house in her neighborhood in New Orleans with chalkboard paint and stenciled it with a grid of the sentence, “Before I die I want to _______.” Anyone walking by could pick up a piece of chalk, reflect on their lives, and share their personal aspirations in public space.

Before I Die...

Before I Die…interactive community project

These walls are a reminded that we are not alone as we all try to make sense of our lives. Follow the latest Before I Die walls and responses on Twitter , Instagram , and Facebook .

You can find some more beautiful posts aout this project on the blog TOKIDOKI.