In the autumn of 2014, Stockholm Business Region Development AB, the city executive office of Stockholm and Farsta municipal district department presented a challenge to Openlab. The challenge involved finding ways of making the municipal district of Farsta in Stockholm more attractive for businesses. Increased employment, urban mix-of-use and city attraction were also pointed out as particularly important.
By using Design Thinking, an open-minded and explorative approach that is used to find solutions to big problems, we have proposed what is the solution to this challenge.
Southern Lights is an encompassing light installation placed in different areas of Farsta. By using lighting, Southern Lights will contribute to making Farsta a more integrated and mix-of-use district. Southern Lights will increase Farsta’s ‘sense of community’, cultural happenings and night activities. Eventually, Southern Lights will attract dynamic businesses to Farsta.