illuMia - illuminating the intersections of people, place, & ideas

Urban Impact Lab

Funding Received: 2016
Miami, FL
Funding Period: 1 year and 11 months
illuMia is prototype light-art festival highlighting how we might interact differently with energy and build greater resilience as a community. 
The project is guided by a central question: what's possible if we put light-based art, powered by solar energy, directly into the hands of everyday people and helped them use it to transform their streets, buildings and public spaces into a community canvas of expression and exploration?
The Urban Impact Lab (UI Lab) team will launch the illuMia Prototype Project starting in early 2017 as an arts-based tool for community expression, engagement, placemaking, learning and advocacy.  

Working in the neighborhoods of Wynwood, Overtown, Little Havana, and Liberty City in Miami, FL, UI Lab is engaging local residents in the creation of light-art installations, performances, or projections, with many to be powered by solar energy. As an offshoot of Resilient Miami, another UI Lab project, illuMia will engage community partners such as Connect Familias, Catalyst Miami, and Miami Childrens Initiative to use art as a means to put solar power in the hands of everyday people and build awareness of and engagement with local climate policy.

You can learn more at Urban Impact Lab site



We are excited (and lucky) to be collaborating with these wonderful folks:



Michelle Weinberg

Arsht Center


Catalyst Miami

Miami Children's Initiative

Ludovic Roche (PWRstation)