Got A Spare Wall In Your Church?
In your average church most of the action when it comes to creativity happens from the front – the stage. Most of the people make up the audience who observe a few ‘players’ who perform or deliver the content. More interactive forms of worship services unlock the creative potential of the congregation who become co-contributors to the content and outcome of a service. But have you ever imagined the creative potential of the blank walls of your church?
Candy Chang is a public installation artist, designer, urban planner, and co-founder of Civic Center who likes to make cities more comfortable for people. She has come up with a brilliant project which takes a blank wall and turns it into an interactive place where people can interact. The result is stunning. With help from friends and neighbors, she turned the side of an abandoned house in her neighborhood into a giant chalkboard to invite people to share what is important to them. Before I Die transforms a neglected space into a constructive one where people can learn the hopes and aspirations of the those around them.
Having reflected on this I see it as a great idea to borrow for churches. We’ve got walls everywhere doing nothing. I’m talking walls on the inside and the outside. The wall can be themed according to a series that you are doing, or for a major focus that the church has. The possibilities are endless.
Check out more pictures from the project at Candy Chang’s blog here.