HARVEST, Cape Town, 2014
#ANOTHERLIGHTUP leverages street art to crowd-fund community engagement. The project aims to fund the installation of a street light system into one of Cape Town’s more dangerous neighbourhoods.
Design Indaba Trust, Faith47 and Thingking teamed up to create a mural that seeks to create a community-level change through the duality of art-based social impact.
The multi-story artwork has a visual feedback loop for those who view it: the wall lights up at night each time enough money is raised for one new light to be installed on a pathway in the informal settlement of Monwabisi Park, Khayelitsha, through the organisation VPUU (Violence Prevention through Urban Upgrading).
The intricate lighting pattern is an artistic endeavour that also serves as a reminder that there are communities in the city that lack the luxury of light, which is a major public safety concern.
Tweet #ANOTHERLIGHTUP to help promote the project and turn the lights on momentarily. When enough funds are raised for another light in Monwabisi, the mural lights up for the evening. See more here.