Ask any Dutch person what Eindhoven is famous for, and there is a good chance you will hear the terms “city of light’” and “technology capital” in their answers. But… an important part of Eindhoven’s Urban Skin that is less well-known is the bustling student life. There are no less than 35.5 thousand students in the inner city every week, of which 17.5 thousand have also found somewhere to live. It’s quite remarkable that 15% of Eindhoven residents are students but the city itself is not known as a student city.
With this project, student association SSRE wants to change this. In collaboration with student team Team IGNITE the goal is to put the students living in Eindhoven in the spotlight. When you walk through the city during GLOW, you can’t miss the beating hearts on the facades of student houses. Each heart indicates the location of a student house. The presence of these hearts in such large numbers hopefully gives an impression of how important the students are to the city and how important Eindhoven is to them. All these beating hearts come together in one artwork in the headquarters of the SSRE student society.
"Team IGNITE has put the students of Eindhoven in the spotlight in collaboration with SSRE"
A programmable microcomputer, that uses a clock-controlled programme makes the hearts shine, all GLOW long
© Bart van Overbeeke
Location: SSRE & Student houses trough the city