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#ANOTHERLIGHTUP by Design Indaba Trust, Faith47 and Thingking combines public art with the potential of crowd-funding to build streetlights in Khayelitsha.
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.
Design Indaba Trust, Faith47 and Thingking have teamed up to create a mural that brings about 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.