communal lighting installation from donated fixtures by beforelight
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jan 23, 2013
communal lighting installation from donated fixtures by beforelight

communal lighting installation from donated fixtures by beforelight
view from ermou street

image © beforelight



located in the heart of athens, a small street within the monastiraki area is host to a lighting installation.
by inviting users to donate their old luminaires, fixtures and lamp shades in order to transform the abandoned
street of central athens into a homely space.


an abandoned shop was temporarily transformed into an open workspace for people to gather, observe and
participate in the development of the project. a process of repairing, testing and waterproofing the lamps
engaged volunteers that, in collaboration with greek creative studio beforelight, prepared more then 150 lamps
to create a colorful ceiling over the street.



perspective view of the installation
image © beforelight



entrance to pittaki street 
image © beforelight



image © beforelight



close-up to hanging lights
image © beforelight



view from the top with the acropolis in the background
image © adam alexopoulos



opening night
image © adam alexopoulos



opening night 
image © aris kamarotos



opening night
image © aris kamarotos



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