Light and Flight is a collaborative project as part of London Festival of Architecture (LFA) led by DS22 in collaboration with Palestine Regeneration Team (PART), Golzari - NG Architects and in partnership with Amos Trust.
This installation celebrates the notion of Memory -- this year’s LFA theme. More specifically, it evokes the hidden and dynamic layers of London’s migrant community. London, a city of multiple skins, is home to a large number of migrants and refugees who once searched for their future on its land and are unable to return, leaving some special memories behind. In celebration, Light and Flight embraces and responds to these memories.
Suspended with wires the installation calls to mind the poetry of the forgotten stories which have shaped the city with its multicultural layers. Floating balloons and lights fill the interior to simulate a sky; a new horizon of hope overtaken by Light and Flight. The seemingly different but connected wing-like elements are placed side by side to resemble a skyscape in motion inspired by the fragility and resilience of the migrant community.
The work utilizes the subtle complexity of programing and emerging technologies whilst visually rejoicing the physical experience in space. In setting out to achieve this the team has carried out extensive drawings and model making to evolve the work conceptually.
Nasser Golzari and Yara Sharif
Design and Fabrication Team
Asif Mubarak Khan
David Scott and Fablab team
Rim Kalsoum, Golzari-NG Architects
Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC)
University of Westminster