SSE and The Nobel Week Light

The light festival Nobel Week Lights takes place in Stockholm between December 4 and December 12 2021 with installations that are inspired by Nobel Prize-winning initiatives and individuals. This year's artists and lighting designers have explored some of the science's greatest discoveries, and with the help of unique ideas and technical skill, works have been created that inspire, attract reflection and provide new perspectives on the city and the urban environment.

This year the Stockholm School of Economics is lit up as part of the Nobel Week Light. The light installation Between the Lines is created by Fanny Englund and Bruna Porsia from The Light Bureau as an hommage to Bertil Ohlin, SSE professor and one of the Nobel laureates in 1977. 

Fun fact: In 2014, Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura received the Nobel Prize in Physics for their invention of blue LED light!

Bertil Ohlin was professor at SSE from 1930 to 1965. He was awarded the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel in 1977 together with James E. Meade “for their pathbreaking contribution to the theory of international trade and international capital movements”.

He was also the leader of the Swedish liberal party (Folkpartiet) between 1944 and 1967, and served as Minister of Trade in the Swedish government of national unity between 1944 and 1945.

With a lecture hall and a street named in his honor, his legacy remains strong.

Nobel Week Lights is initiated by Annika Levin, Alexandra Manson and Lara Szabo Greisman from the company Troika. The initiative is carried out in collaboration with the Nobel Prize Museum, with the support of the City of Stockholm, the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce and the Swedish Space Agency, as well as a number of other partners and lighting companies.

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The Nobel Week Light
The Nobel Week Light