Originally created by the artist Candy Chang, Before I Die is a global art project that invites people to contemplate death and reflect on their lives. Learn more.

Tehran, Iran

On November 16, 2013 “TEDxYouth@Tehran” installed two “Before I Die” boards in English and Farsi at ICAS centre of culture, arts and architecture in Enghelab, Tehran, Iran. TEDxYouth@Tehran 2013 was part of the TEDxYouth initiative by TED on and around the time of Universal Children’s Day. Serving the event’s central premise: “every young person is the captain of their destiny and the master of their life”, the walls created a vivacious engagement between attendees to share their wishes with the community. The walls have been taken down at the end of the event on the same day.

I want to adopt two children and be a mom they never had.

I want to live good, kind and effective.

I want to make living easy for all.

I want to build a place to learn things not just to memorize them.

Built by TEDxYouth@Tehran

December 2013