“Before I Die . . .”

B4 I Die Hmm, too late for babies . . . this is either going to involve the Northern Lights or cronuts.

Mayor Angel Taveras joined city planners Thursday to announce a three-year, citywide demonstration program called PopUp Providence.

The installation of two “Before I Die” chalkboard walls, where passers-by can share their ‘bucket-list’ wishes. This project was initiated by community artist Candy Chang in 2011. Since then it has been replicated in 50 countries across the world. This project is a joint partnership with Cornish Associates, Building Futures, the Downtown Improvement District and the City’s Department of Planning + Development. The project was recently installed in Kennedy Plaza and at Grants Block in Downtown Providence.

Kate Bramson had a nice piece in the ProJo about some out-of-towners visiting the Grants Block wall. Future Pop-Ups on tap this year include a pop-up music studio, a parklet on Thayer Street, banners in Olneyville, and a photo collage on Broad Street. Details here.

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