Emerson’s Little Building was illuminated with calls to heal our planet on Monday, November 28, in honor of the Earthshot Prize, which will be awarded in Boston later this week.
Beginning at 6:00 pm, a series of images and text that highlighted the goals of prize were projected onto the building’s 13-story facade. The Little Building was the second of three large-scale installations across the city to celebrate the Earthshot Prize, which will be presented on Friday, December 2, at MGM Music Hall at Fenway.
The Earthshot Prize, which was founded in 2020 by Prince William and the Royal Foundation, is sponsored by a global alliance of financial supporters and designed to find and grow the solutions that will repair our planet this decade. This year the organizers will celebrate 15 global finalists and award five winners of The Earthshot Prize; each of whom will receive £1 million ($1.2 million) and support resources to help grow their solution.
Several Boston news stations highlighted the Emerson projection in their coverage of the upcoming award ceremony and Prince and Princess of Wales’ visit to Boston, including Channel 7, which called the Earthshot Prize the “Oscars of environmental awards,” and NBCBoston, saying that “on the side of this Emerson College building along Boston Common, the message is clear.”
In addition to the Little Building projection, David Howse, vice president of Office of the Arts and Institutional Advancement, and executive director of ArtsEmerson, is serving on the 2022 Earthshot Prize Awards Host Committee.