At the core of the Green light project is a fundraising campaign benefiting Emergency, a humanitarian NGO that work with refugees. For a contribution of (at least) 250 Euros, donors receive a Green light lamp built during the workshop. Emergency has for many years engaged in humanitarian initiatives that respond to this historical moment, marked by hardship, by taking care of asylum seekers, refugees, migrants, and victims of war. Emergency operates both in the arrival country and in crisis regions, providing medical care, social assistance, and free education.
The Green light lamps are attractive, sustainable LED lamps produced in a collaborative artistic workshop by refugees and visitors. Each Green light lamp consists of a wooden frame made from European ash, nodes of 100 percent recycled PLA, twine made from used plastic bags, cable ties of 100 percent recycled nylon, and a green LED. The lamps come in eco-friendly packaging.
Green light lamps are available in the course of the 57th Venice Biennale and the 6th Yokohama Triennale. Alternatively, the lamps can be ordered here for a minimum donation of 250 euros. The mail-order edition (Vienna version) comes flat-packed and only partially assembled.