Com nens. Encén el Nadal / Ephemeral-Light Art / Barcelona

Com nens. Encén el Nadal / Ephemeral-Light Art / Barcelona

Exterior lighting system

The proposal “Com nens” respond to our participation in the Christmas lights competition Encén el nadal organized every year by Barcelona’s City Council . The space chosen for this intervention was the Muntaner street of Barcelona.

For this competition we wanted to return to childhood and  help the adults of the city to make a trip back in time and feel like children, making his childhood icons visible. Through a drawing workshop we proposed to students in Preschool 5, of Nausica School, located in the urban context of the intervention, we asked the children to draw what Christmas means to them.
The next step was to simplify and transform the drawings of children in lighting producible items, in order to get the city what means Christmas for them.
The next step we have set ourselves is to find new projective spaces to implement this participatory methodology to intensively connect citizens with the urban space in which they live.

This project has been awarded with the secon price of the competition.

Andrea Soto