Femina Hip: creating bright futures for young Tanzanians

This September and October, during the 2015 elections in Tanzania, youth organisation and friend of Little Sun, Femina Hip, has been busy staging Femina Peace Festivals in Folk Development Colleges throughout six regions of the country (Iringa, Shinyanga, Kigoma, Mtwara, Mbeya and Arusha). Thanks to Little Sun partner, Strategic Energy, Little Sun lamps lit up […]

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Wellington LUX Festival

Wellington LUX, New Zealand, is a free public light festival that turns Wellington’s waterfront and laneways into a captivating celebration of light, art, technology and design. This year the festival took place on 21-30 of August—showcasing a fantastic array of light sculptures, which were accompanied by artist talks from national and international artists, designers, and […]

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Little Sun reaches the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro

At 5,895 meters, Uhuru Peak, Mount Kilimanjaro, is the highest natural elevation point in all of Africa. And Little Sun has now made it all the way there! Michael Schlawitz, an IT specialist by trade, now spends his time in Tanzania dedicated to spreading solar light, among his other projects. He shares with us his […]

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Little Sun reaches Tongoa Island, Vanuatu

Located in the South Pacific, Tongoa Island, one of Vanuatu’s smallest islands was also the hardest hit by Tropical Cyclone Pam in March, 2015. Thanks to the hard work of Francesca von Habsburg and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21) team, Little Sun lamps were distributed to schools damaged or destroyed by the cyclone.   We’re […]

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Little Sun finds its way to Malawi

24-year-old Tilla D Katenga is passionate about making a positive difference in our world. Recently, he took it upon himself to bring Little Sun lamps to his home village in Malawi and he shared his story with us.   I’m a 24-year-old Namibian born student and banker with Malawian and South African roots. I read the November […]

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Light Sculpts Life

There are 1.6 billion people in the world without access to electricity, and there is another billion without consistent access to power. This means that about a quarter of the world’s population does not have reliable access to energy. Little Sun is a solar-powered lantern, and although we won’t solve the world’s energy problem with […]

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The Rise of Little Sun

To talk about how Little Sun started, I actually need to go back a bit. My relationship to the sun started during my childhood in Iceland, when electricity was rationed because of the oil crisis in the early seventies. Olafur Eliasson with Little Sun. Iceland, 2012 As a five-year-old child I remember a siren in […]

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Light Is Life

For a long time now I have worked with light: its physical qualities, the meaning of light, and the profound impact that access to light has on our lives. Light is energy and energy is power. With Little Sun, I want to initiate an ambitious, collective project, which addresses the lack of energy access around […]

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