Public space needs different visual disruptions

The unique optical properties of glass induce witnessing and make public space alive and visual. Optical phenomena can make an area vibrant, give people a feeling of how to position themselves and, through its unique properties, transform empty space into public space.

Optical Phenomena as Architectonic Elements
In my work the main facets are light refraction, how it originates and its influence on the human eye. My foremost interest is how light diverts as it passes through glass. I combine my sculptural work with research on new uses of glass in structural design, focusing on the optical properties of glass, the phenomena of light and refraction of light and how it is transmitted through glass and its possible integration in architecture. It is my belief that public spaces need different visual disruptions without the loss of existing light for new types of experiences of space.

Anna Carlgren