I've always loved the Before I Die project from artist Candy Chang. I find it so inspiring, not only for the incredible responses each wall receives, but also for the way it is created over time; impermanent and collaborative.
As a personal project, I am creating a global event to connect myself and friends around the world. I've done a lot of traveling, and as a result I've met some really amazing people. They would all love each other too, if they ever had the chance to meet. Could an event like this allow them to connect somehow and get to know one another?
Although technology makes the world seem small, sometimes the sheer physical distance between people seems vast and overwhelming. What if, by doing the same thing on the same day all over the world, my friends and I could transcend that physical distance? Would it feel almost as if we were together in the same place? What if myself and as many friends of mine as possible each made a Before I Die wall in our own community on the same day?
I'm calling the event Small World Big Dreams. It will take place next month, on May 5th. With the support of Candy Chang, friends and I around the world will create as many Before I Die walls as possible. We will connect in a new global community while connecting with our own local communities in a very inspiring way. I hope we'll find the world is actually quite small and that we'll be witness to some pretty big dreams.
Stay tuned for more details coming soon. If you'd like to participate in this event, please contact me.