I wish this was my idea.

Many cities are full of vacant storefronts and people who need things. What if we could easily voice what we want, where we want it and influence the types of stores and services that enter our neighborhood? Those are the questions New Orleans native Candy Chang seeks to answer with her “I Wish This Was” sticker project. It features fill-in-the-blank stickers that say “I wish this was ____.” Just fill them out and put them on abandoned buildings and beyond. Best of all, the stickers are custom vinyl so they can be easily removed without damaging property. Yes, this is totally genius, it’s also a fun, low-barrier tool to provide civic input on-site, and the responses reflect the hopes, dreams, and colorful imaginations of different neighborhoods. Purchase stickers and view the incredible photo gallery here.

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