“Lichtmasterplan Poetika”

In 2010 and 2012 I led a group of invited guests on a 24 hour walk or odessey through the city of Frankfut am Main as part of the light art festival “Luminale”.

The project proclaims the importance of including the "immeasurable" characteristics of a city in the urban planning process. To achieve a successful light master plan for a city one should first get to know the spirit or the urban personality of the city before allowing the technical aspects alone to dictate the planning process.

"Every city is unique, every city has its secrets, its own poetry and it tells its stories to those who take the time to listen. This is my work. A light masterplan for a city begins here, with the poetry of the place, its history and its people"  

Ruairí O‘Brien Frankfurt 2010