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Lights out!

Art, Street
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Why does this city keep the street lights illuminated the entire night? 

Isn’t this a waste of energy and resources?

The night is fairly bright in this city and no one tends to question this, or bother to think about it. The design team of Cheesecake Powerhouse, a young creative studio based in Berlin, dealt with that issue and spontaneously installed a light switch on one of the lamp posts in the district of Kreuzberg. The interdisciplinary crew thought of this idea one evening after designer Chehad Abdallah had bought a light switch at Bauhaus hardware store. Che is originally from the graffiti scene and among other things having to do with art that does not only exist on screen, he has concerned himself with art taking place in urban spaces.

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