Placemaking Europe

Light Interventions Handbook

How to use light installations to temporarily transform a space into a unique personalized place


Ann-Kristin Eriksen, Chia Han Hsiao, Ørjan Laxaa, Clementine Rusten, Laura Martinez Izquierdo, and Adam Curtis

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Create better places

Creating a light intervention can be a great way to enliven a place even in winter. Additionally, used by the community, it can increase the sense of ownership of a place and let people experience a sense of belonging. It is a fairly easy process. The projector is a simple, accessible and flexible technology. Projection onto a wall or fabric is relatively easy and very eye-catching. In this tutorial you will learn how to make light installations using a projector and simple materials.

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