The only way is up

The only way is up

This light box installation was designed for the blank wall of a block of flats in the Overvecht district in Utrecht. The visual elements are based on the classic computer game Donkey Kong. But in this version, the game’s characters are based on the inhabitants of the block. The light boxes light up in an alternating upward-moving pattern.

The idea was informed by research conducted by students from the University of Utrecht, who probed local residents for their thoughts on safety, light and movement, among other things, resulting in a design that meets the approval of the residents.