In Piazza della Libertà in Bergamo, a literal bright installation Lights On appeared. It was created specifically for this location by the Objects of Common Interest studio as part of the city program “Cultural Capital of Italy 2023”.
The history of Piazza della Liberta in Bergamo dates back to the 1930s, an imposing building with a colonnade – Casa della Liberta – originally conceived as the symbolic headquarters of the Fascist Party. The whole appearance of the square may not seem very friendly – its harsh architecture is combined with inaccessible elements. For example, the edges of the central fountain are too high for people to come into contact with water. Eleni Petaloti and Leonidas Trumpoukis, founders of the Objects of Common Interest, wanted to make the square more open, to turn it into a living environment that inspires and brings joy to those who visit there.