Light Code

Date & Location

2018, Bucharest and Barcelona

The people passing by this windows in the historic center of Barcelona can communicate in real-time on the basis of a predefined visual code, with passers-by who are at that time in front of a bookstore in downtown Bucharest. The LightCode installation is fueled by chance and the natural entropy of the streets, with new and unexpected cultural contents, relying on the interest and curiosity of pedestrians to meet and communicate with a distant territory.

With one end in a harbor city – Barcelona, the project sends to the maritime light signal code with beacons, lights, with which ships signal their presence and transmit remote messages. With the help of Barcelona, Bucharest becomes a Mediterranean port and, in the opposite direction, Barcelona becomes a presence near Dambovița. The two traffic lighthouses transmit states from the streets of Bucharest and Barcelona, and are thus incorporated into daily urban happenings as links to alterity.

Project initiated by the Zeppelin Association in collaboration with Modulab.

Interconnected interactive installation in 2 cities: Barcelona, the Association of Architects of Catalonia – COAC / Bucharest, Modul Gallery –  “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urbanism 

Partners: COAC – Col·legi d’Arquitectes de Catalunya, BAC – Barcelona Architecture Center, “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urbanism, Cărtureşti Modul Bookstore – Bucharest

Project co-financed by the National Cultural Fund Administration (AFCN).