15 October 2018
85 second-year Unitec Architecture students transformed Devonport's Windsor Reserve into a light spectacular on 18-20 October 2019 for GLOW@Artweek - one of the leading attractions of Artweek Auckland.
The students, under the guidance of Architecture lecturer David Chaplin and the second year Design Studio tutors, is worked to a zero waste, zero budget brief, using items such as bamboo, recycled wood and fabric to create nine different light installations. The work was part of their end of year assessment, and students were judged on creative thinking, design, curation, installation, collaborative working and sustainability.
Vector were present using two Nissan Leaf Gen2 electric vehicles and its vehicle-to-home (V2H) technology to power the installations, with the cars acting as a rechargeable and mobile renewable energy source. Unitec also worked closely with local host the Devonport Business Association which staged a Friday After Five festival in the village around GLOW@Artweek, featuring food trucks, live music, art activations and family entertainment.