EDITORS NOTE: As we did last month, we have departed from our normal format to highlight the work of members of our community who are employing their design skills to foster communications and bring hope to people everywhere with light. Their actions, and those of countless others like them, make us confident in our shared future. 

 

The Dutch designer behind the Light The Sky project that involved over 500 participants and sparked similar displays of hope throughout the world, talked to us about how he created the project and the message he hoped it would convey to this industry and society at large.

The towering Juliana Bridge in Willemstad, Curaçao is a source of pride in this island nation. On Sunday, March 22, it also served as a beacon of hope as it was brilliantly lit by Massive Productions using Maverick fixtures as part of the Light The Sky initiative.

With social distancing restrictions keeping most of his listeners at home, morning radio host Dave Kallaway decided to do something to help them pass the time productively. So, he recorded drum lessons to share on the station’s website, lighting his work with Rogue, COLORado and STRIKE fixtures.

Small business owners in Clermont, Ohio, outside Cincinnati, had questions about the best way to navigate through this period of lockdowns for noted economist Brian Beaulieu of ITR Economics. Events United got the two together, streaming a presentation by the former US Department of Labor to the chamber with help from F2 video panels along with Maverick, STRIKE and Ovation fixtures.

Healthcare heroes are working tirelessly, putting their own safety on the line to help their communities. Displays of gratitude like those created by Kinetic Lighting with help from Ovation E-910FC IP fixtures at the Kaiser Permanente medical centers throughout Los Angles lift spirits and renew hope.

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