This beautiful mural is the work of South African artist Faith47 who recently teamed up with Design Indaba Trust and Thingking to make this project happen.
The new mural seeks to create a community level change through the duality of art-based social impact. The #ANOTHERLIGHTUP project aims to ‘fund the instillation of a street light system into one of Cape Town’s more dangerous neighbourhoods, empowering individuals with the potential to be active agents in change.’
The multi-story artwork has a visual feedback loop for those who view it; the wall lights up at night each time enough money is raised for one new light to be installed on a pathway in the informal settlement of Monwabisi Park, Khayelitsha, through the organisation VPUU (Violence Prevention through Urban Upgrading).
The intricate lighting pattern is an artistic endeavour that also serves as a reminder that there are communities in the city that lack the luxury of light, which is a major public safety concern.
Beautiful mural and project.
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