Old Goucher Lights

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

Old Goucher Lights

PROBLEM: How can a neighborhood feel more welcoming and safe?
Linkable

Magnetic handles connect to each other or link multiple lights
Accessible

Made from readily available materials and a simple tutorial
Portable

Lightweight, collapsible, and off-the-grid
 
 
 

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.