At the core of the Green light project is a fundraising campaign benefiting two NGOs that work with refugees: Emergency and Georg Danzer Haus. For a contribution of (at least) 250 Euros, donors receive a Green light lamp built during the workshop. These NGOs have for many years engaged in humanitarian initiatives that respond to this historical moment, marked by hardship, by taking care of asylum seekers, refugees, migrants, and victims of war. They operate both in the arrival countries and in crisis regions, providing medical care, social assistance, and free education, each organization according to its own specializations and within its own mission.
The Green light lamps are attractive, sustainable LED lamps produced in a collaborative artistic workshop by refugees and visitors. Each Green light lamp consists of a wooden frame made from European ash, nodes of 100 percent recycled PLA, twine made from used plastic bags, cable ties of 100 percent recycled nylon, and a green LED. The lamps come in eco-friendly packaging.
Green light lamps are available directly in the exhibition space over the course of the Venice Biennale. Alternatively, the lamps can be ordered here for a minimum donation of 250 euros. The mail-order edition (Vienna version) comes flat-packed with a certificate of authenticity as a prefabricated piece.