At the recent Pathway to Paris in San Francisco, Olafur capped off the Global Climate Action Summit by leading the audience in creating a Little Sunrise using 2,400 Little Sun solar lamps. After the performance, the lamps were sent, with the help of the Upaya Zen Center and Everest Awakening, to communities living in high-altitude, remote areas of Nepal without access to electricity. Founded by Rebecca Foon and Jesse Paris Smith, and organised in partnership with 350.org and the United Nations Development Programme, Pathway to Paris brings together musicians, artists, activists, academics, mayors, and innovators to help raise consciousness of the urgency of climate action and of solutions for turning the Paris Agreement into action.
Send a Little Sun lamp to someone in urgent need of energy: littlesunfoundation.org/donate
I’m extremely excited to share with you the new design of SOE.TV. Conceived with my studio team, this platform is a transmitter of concrete and abstract ideas, of topics that are relevant to my artistic practice and to issues central to the work of Studio Olafur Eliasson. SOE.TV is starting out locally, focusing on what I know well, but in the near future I hope that it will outgrow me, becoming a go-to platform that intertlaces culture and society. I’m positive that this clear, bold site, designed and developed by Alan Woo, will speak to art world and non–art audiences alike
Kødbyens Fiskebar from Copenhagen will be guests at SOE KITCHEN 101 this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Restauranteur Anders Selmer along with head chef Jamie Lee and chefs Victor Villatte and Søren Sørensen will be bringing some of Copenhagen’s vibrant culinary spirit to Marshall House, sharing their love for fresh fish and creating a special dinner menu for dinner guests on three evenings. Having been sommelier and restaurant manager at Noma for many years, Anders pioneered in Copenhagen’s meatpacking district by opening one of the first restaurants there in 2009. Dinner reservations are encouraged, but walk-ins are also welcome. To make a reservation email firstname.lastname@example.org