The Marker Design Challenge Competition
First Prize Winner
The SHED LIGHT marker was created to tell the story of women in architecture that are often in the shadow, whereas their place is in the spotlight.
The marker consists of metal letters placed perpendicular to the wall - this minimal intervention creates a line that may be almost invisible to a passerby. However, when being lighted from the top, by the Sun during the day or by an artificial light during the night, the marker casts shadow on the facade, revealing a full name of the woman who designed this building.
The marker is universal, can be used on every surface, in different positions, showing as many names as needed. It is subtle in form, yet direct and powerful in meaning. Its mission is to make people notice and remember the female names that are missing in the architectural context. It makes it possible for women to step into the light and take their well deserved place in the history of architecture.
Project Lead: J.Piasta