Hundreds of Little Suns lit up Ecole Massillon in the heart of Paris at nightfall. Hundreds of school children together with Olafur Eliasson formed a human chain and carried the small, solar-powered lamps to make a statement about the importance of low-cost, grassroots solutions while politicians at the COP21 UN Climate Change Conference negotiated inter-governmental agreements.

The march ended at the chapel of the school as an introduction to the concert of the New Yorker “Quartet: This Side Up: Oceans eat Cities”.The site-specific, mobile installation illuminated by Little Suns was organized in collaboration with the École Massillon and other institutions.

Olafur Eliasson and Frederik Ottesen created Little Sun in 2012, a social business and global project addressing the need for sustainable power that benefits communities living off the grid.