Design-research into smart lighting for placemaking
Smart lighting is entering public space. Unfortunately, this new wave seems to have a blind spot when it comes to the qualities of light itself. ‘Smart’ streetlights are identical to ‘non-smart’ luminaires in terms of light, while there are many new possibilities to shape it. In this project, we develop an alternative design approach for smart lighting, based on Placemaking: Making a place more meaningful to its users, with their input, using light as medium.
'Smart light for placemaking' continues to develop. The outcome of this further process will be on display in the form of a light artwork during GLOW 2021.
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