Otago Light of Peace project

University of Otago and DIRI

The project was conceptualized in partnership with the University of Otago and the Dunedin Interfaith Relationship Network (DIRI) to commemorate the university’s 150th anniversary. The goal was to create an event that would bring people together from all walks of life to promote peace and harmony, regardless of their background or beliefs.


The Otago Light of Peace event was held on a pleasant evening, in front of the iconic Clock Tower at the University of Otago. The area was adorned with candles, lanterns, and other decorative items, creating a serene and peaceful ambiance. Participants were invited to light a candle and offer a prayer, reflection, or silent contemplation for peace.


The event was open to people of all ages, genders, religions, and beliefs. It attracted a diverse group of participants, including university students, staff, faculty, and members of the local community. The project received widespread support and appreciation from the attendees, who found the event to be a meaningful and inspiring experience.


The Otago Light of Peace project was a resounding success, achieving its goal of promoting peace and harmony among people. The event served as a reminder of the importance of inner peace and compassion in our lives and encouraged individuals to reflect on their actions and their impact on others.


The project included several components that were carefully designed to create a meaningful and memorable experience for the attendees. These included an event plan, a poster, T-shirt designs, and Sketchup designs, which were all created by the project’s lead designer. The project team also oversaw the management of the event to ensure its success.


The Otago Light of Peace event was more than just a gathering of people. It was an opportunity for individuals to connect with one another, to share their thoughts and feelings, and to find a sense of inner peace. The event was a testament to the power of unity and compassion, and it inspired participants to work towards a better and more peaceful world.


Overall, the Otago Light of Peace project was a wonderful example of how individuals and organizations can come together to create something beautiful and meaningful. It showcased the importance of peace and harmony in our lives, and it encouraged individuals to reflect on their actions and their impact on others. The project was a true success, and it will continue to inspire and motivate individuals to work towards a more peaceful and compassionate world.

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