Credit: Samira Benini Allaouat


Samira Benini Allaouat (IT)


Geo-Llum aims to reimagine the role of public lighting in green urban areas with a symbiotic relationship between the artificial and the natural world, focusing on a deeper understanding of microorganism community such as fundamental collaborators in the city ecosystem.

Geobacters are the bacteria we are collaborating with, amongst others, because of their super capabilities of creating free electricity while bio-remediating contaminated soil. Geo-Llum is also included in the first bioremediation pilot program of the city of Barcelona in the Hort del Clot.

Credit: Samira Benini Allaouat

The project is an autonomous performative art piece conceived as an organic and growing being, where the role of humans is to take care of it, drawing attention to the different forces that play for its right functioning.


Thanks to:
Derek Lovley
Abraham Esteve Nuñez / Bioe Group
Miguel Alegre
Akasha Hub
Green City Lab


Samira Benini Allaouat (IT) is a trans-disciplinary artist, fascinated by fusing old technologies and knowledge with new contemporary applications. She is into maker and DIY philosophy, questioning stereotypes, taken-for-granted social behaviors, and systems, and researching and testing low-tech solutions with complementary high-tech applications to build a more resilient future perspective. Coming from almost three decades of radical urban art background, her favorite medium is the city. Lately she identifies electricity in nature and mechanization as the leitmotif of her research.