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Light Mapping Festival Returns to Rio for the Second Year

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The second Rio Mapping Festival is lighting up the city for the next ten days. Based in the Parque das Ruínas in Santa Teresa, the festival will also spring up in neighborhoods all over Rio and a selection of music, workshops, film, performances and other activities will run.

Visual mapping is a growing form of urban art. It uses light to project designs and films onto buildings, walls and other objects, incorporating existing architecture and surfaces. Using specific software VJs create layered images and optical illusions often on a . . .

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