Old Goucher Lights

Making over dark and unfriendly sidewalks, with help from its residents.

 
 

Designed specifically for its namesake Baltimore neighborhood, Old Goucher Lights can be easily made by community members with readily available materials, an online tutorial and off-the-grid electricity.

 

As a grouping, the lights provide placemaking for a neighborhood, create a friendly atmosphere and bring attention to the issue of a lack of sidewalk lighting in the neighborhood. Drape them on structures in public places — on a gate, on a street sign, in trees. When used individually, they provide portable light, visibility and safety. (2016)

 

Feeling isolated or vulnerable on the street? Just take a light with you. They're affordable to replace and designed for portability.