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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