An interactive installation where visitors collaborate to build and light up an urban-tableau.

City Lights was set up for a duration of three months, and consisted of an interactive space, where visitors could control the light of three smart bulbs to create different moods—e.g. cozy,scary, winter, summer—while positioning objects on a hexagonal table to create urban tableaus—i.e. small scenes that resemble scenes from a city. The installation was designed to support open interaction and interpretation, giving space for instances of appropriation to emerge.

The installation is aimed towards groups of people. Using social interaction, visitors collaborate together, exploring the different material of objects, and how light reflects on those materials. The goal is to understand the effects of light in architecture, and to engage creatively with the installation.