Light Swing

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Sami Perttilä

Light Swing is an interactive installation which combines play and movement. The rhythm of the swinging movement produces energy to illuminate the Light Swing. The swing design belongs to the WINTER IN HEL-concept, which is developed by RaivioBumann to enliven public places during cold and dark seasons.

Many placemaking and public art projects are realised during warm seasons and there is need for new ideas and visions for steering away from the excuse of “bad weather causes boring public places”.

Light is seen as one of the main elements for enlivening public spaces during the darker seasons. Many of the current solutions are visual, static and they also consume energy. Light Swing tackles this by combining active participation, self-powering mechanism, play and light.

Light Swing featured in the Pop Up City blog

The swing was exhibited in the DESIGN IN PUBLIC SPACE. THE NORTH WIND DOES BLOW… -exhibition in Poland in 2022.