Collegium Helveticum
© Michael Walczak

Urban Lighting Realities
4D Virtual Settlements from Cape Town to Sarajevo


Venue & accessibility info: Laboratory, Collegium Helveticum

Opening hours:
May 28: 11:00–20:00
May 29: 9:00–20:00

Guided tour and reception on May 28, 18:00.
Meeting point in the inner courtyard of the Collegium.
If you plan to attend, we’d appreciate you registering here.

This is a public exhibition and participation is free of charge.
Please register here if you plan to visit the exhibition.

What is the experience of public space lighting at night in informal settlements? The Sustainable Development Goals (Goal 11) prioritize making urban public spaces “inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable,” but without sufficient and effective public lighting, these ideals are hard to achieve.

This exhibition explores different urban lighting realities for residents of four informal settlements in Cape Town, Kampala, and Sarajevo. We invite you to come experience and engage with these different actual and virtual environments in a 4D Digital Twin from May 28-​29, 2024, connecting quantitative data with artistic visualisation techniques in comparative circular projections.

This exhibition is curated by Yael Borofsky (Collegium Helveticum) and Michael Walczak (ETH Zurich, Prof. Klumpner Chair of Architecture and Urban Design) with contributions by Federico Caprotti (University of Exeter) and Spotlight Kampala. 

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