Presenting Olafur Eliasson's Little Sun at the Aljub

"Little Sun" is a solar flashlight LED technology developed by artist Olafur Eliasson and engineer Frederik Ottesen, created as a global social project with the aim of supplying light to 1.2 billion people without access to electricity.   

A global project that aims to connect the world sharing light. A sustainable building is light and allows extending globally to provide solar energy to achieve affordable energy for the 1.2 billion people live without electricity.   

Currently "Little Sun" is available in eight African countries: Zimbabwe, Uganda, Kenya, Burundi, Senegal, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and South Africa as well as in Europe, the United States, Canada, Australia and Japan.   

"Little Sun" is purchased at a higher price in the areas of the world with electricity so that the lamps can be sold in areas without electricity more affordable, and equitable distribution of resources and systems.   

"Little Sun" is part of "Paisatges sostenibles" (Sustainable Paisatges), an Es Baluard's stable program linking artistic creation with ecology and sustainable development through public actions in line with the intention of the museum to create links between culture, environment and sustainable development by giving rise to an asset on our contemporary world and reflective knowledge. From the epicenter of the Mediterranean and with a broad transnational and interdisciplinary approach, we want to generate sensitivities in the paradigm shifts towards a new planetary consciousness while generating other forms of relationship and knowledge through both highbrow worship and knowledge activities.

Presentation attended by: 

  • Mercedes Vilardell, official spokes of "Little Sun".
  • Alelí Mirelman, Es Baluard partner and coordinator of "Paisatges sostenibles".

An Es Baluard's "Paisatges sostenibles" activity

12th November 2014 → 12th November 2014