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We Light Riyadh, 2021

We Light Riyadh by Lucas De Man and Pascal Leboucq of Company New Heroes is an installation created with more than 800 lamps, which sheds new light on the rapidly changing city of Riyadh, reconnecting its cosmopolitan residents in an engaging project that presents their inspiring and touching stories to each other, the city and the world. This work is an ode to all the people who light Riyadh, because it is the diversity of its inhabitants that gives a city its distinctive light. We Light Riyadh invites residents to participate in a collective statement and create a unique art installation together, calling on them to take a digital picture of their bedside lamp or night light and answer humanity’s existential question: what gives you light? And why? Wander through the installation and scan the QR codes on the bedside lamps to discover what gives the people of Riyadh light. Feeling inspired? Share your story #welightriyadh


AlNakheel Sports Park

We Light Riyadh, 2021

Company New Heroes


Company New Heroes (est. 2009) specializes in international multi-disciplinary storytelling projects, creative concepts and biobased creations. Based in Amsterdam, artistic director Lucas De Man and the New Heroes team collaborate with an international network of creative professionals from the performing arts and audiovisual arts to create unique projects. In the past decade New Heroes has created over 100 projects in more than 20 countries. Recent highlights include #whatwouldyousayY20 2020 online Talk Shows, The exploded view at Dutch Design Week (2020) and The Growing Pavilion at the Floriade, Almere (2019).

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