Aaron Jones Architect
Shine A Light
SHINE A LIGHT / OFF GRID PEOPLE + PLANT CONSERVATORY
This project is about growing and conserving people and plants both physically and digitally.
This project is also about decentralizing institutional power (museum, grid, food) and connecting with a neighborhood through a useful infrastructure. The work is a mashup of greenhouse by day / movie theater by night, which is powered by a solar array. The project is located in a vacant lot in Detroit and maintained by the Manistique Block Club.
The structure is designed to catch rain, grow things, be special, project movies, supply electrical power, and be somewhat open ended and inspirational through its thematic and graphic mash-up.
Commissioned by The Charles Wright Museum of African American History alongside a documentary film by acclaimed filmmaker Julie Dash.
Cedar, Polycarbonate, Projection Film, Custom Graphics, Permanent Solar Array