Visiting Pittsburgh last month displayed to me plenty of vacant buildings readied to be placed back into the urban fabric. Richey Pilparinen's article The Emotional Landscape of Vacancy describes the psychological effects of the ruined landscape and its associations within the city.
David Del Rosario is an architectural lighting designer living in Brooklyn, New York. This blog is a result of his thesis work completed in 2010.
The choice of Franklin Avenue, in the neighborhood of North Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York, exemplifies a gentrifying commercial street halted by the economic downturn.
The application of light on blight re-examines temporal permanence and questions its future, unknown manifestation. Light embodies the potential to inform and revitalize, while activating a space for present usage.