Not content with one guerrilla lighting event Beersneilsen carried out a second guerrilla lighting mission
“… this time with less children…but some little children that were still fascinated by the torches…. a bit more coordinated working with the residents of an area in the West of Rotterdam.”
The Burgemeester Meineszplein has been an area that for a long time has struggled with a bad image due to drug related problems, poverty and so on. Permanently closed shops gave the area a deserted look. But mainly thanks to resident initiatives the area has been revitalized. To celebrate these steps made by the residents some festivities were organized in the evening of the 26th of November.
During the lighting guerrilla that was organized, the residents were invited to put there achievements in the spotlights using large torches, like for example the green traffic roundabout, the façade of a renovated and reused building. During this event the buildings that could offer new entrepreneurs opportunities were lit from inside in a blue-green color, in that way both the achievements and the opportunity’s were clearly shown to the people of the area.