California College of the Arts

CCA, the California College of the Arts, is a design and art school in the heart of San Francisco. Yves Béhar, Rick Lewis and Brian Gulassa worked with a class of 18 undergraduate students in the first half of their bachelor studies.

The workshop fostered an innovative approach to how society works. The introduction of advanced technology led to new ways of looking at everyday objects:  a letter box which sends an e-mail when the post arrives, a bench which lights up public parks to make them safer and more welcoming, a signpost for cycle tracks which provides useful information to the users.

These objects all offer possibilities for a new experience for all those using solar technology.