Part of the Project
From the Series
Launched in February 2014 the #ANOTHERLIGHTUP project aims to fund the installation of a streetlight system into one of Cape Town's more dangerous neighbourhoods, empowering individuals with the potential to be active agents in change.
The multi-storey 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.
Get involved at www.anotherlightup.com.
Timelapse shot by Rowan Pybus @makhulu_