Asking Locals What To Do With Abandoned Buildings

Artist Candy Chang has taken an old building in Fairbanks, Alaska and turned it into a public idea board that asks locals what they think should be done with it.
July 1, 2011, 11am PDT | Nate Berg
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The building is draped with a large sign that says "Looking for Love Again".

Drawn in by the building-sized sign, passersby will find chalkboards at the building's base where they can write their dreams and hopes for what the buildings might become--anything from a hotel to a skate park. "It's not the most beautiful building," Chang says. "It's not like Penn Station. But a lot of people have great ideas. It's great to see how many people have written on the chalkboard, even drawn diagrams: 'This floor will be for a Trader Joes; this floor will be for a gym.'"

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Published on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 in Fast Company
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