Shedding Some Light

Shedding Some Light
Dunedin’s Dark Skies: Emma Hanisch, Conor Feehly, Ravitesh Ratnam, Colin Smillie
Shedding Some Light
Grantee 
Emma Hanisch, Conor Feehly, Ravitesh Ratnam, Colin Smillie
Focus
Climate Change
New Zealand
Dunedin’s Dark Skies Initiative

This project relates to the Dark Skies Initiative proposed by the Dunedin City Council, which considers the implementation of shielded LED street lighting to replace the current sodium models. While this is a council vote, the public is involved in the decision-making process. The aim is to create an exhibit that will initiate interest in light pollution and solutions. It provides information on the different options the council are considering along with examples of lighting solutions currently being implemented across the globe. Elements of the exhibit include information panels on doors covering many different topics related to the Dark Skies Initiative, a box containing alternate street light models, and images of the Dunedin night sky.

Participating Artists 
  • Emma Hanisch
  • Conor Feehly
  • Ravitesh Ratnam
  • Colin Smillie

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