Atlas of Tomorrow, 2014–16
This is a Project. It was designed by Candy Chang and fabricated by New American Public Art and collaborator: Mural Arts Program Porch Light Initiative, Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services, City of Philadelphia and Broad Street Ministry. It is dated 2014–16.
Graphic designer Candy Chang collaborated with the Porch Light Initiative—which takes a public-arts approach to community healing—to embed an interactive mural promoting mental well-being in the center of Philadelphia. Three stories high, the mural reinterprets the classic Book of Changes (I Ching) as a tool for introspection. Sixty-four I Ching hexagram characters and related fable-like stories frame the wall. Text invites the public to consider a situation, spin the street-level dial to reflect on the selected story, and see the world anew.
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This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition By the People: Designing a Better America.