House Flags for Alma Lights
Peter Haakon Thompson’s House Flags for Alma Lights was intended to communicate with the surrounding and passing by community outside the building.
In the maritime world, House Flags use color, shape and often letters to denote the ship-owner. House Flags for Alma Lights represent a number of “sketches” that Thompson made over the course of the summer, adding a new flag to the line each week. While traditionally house flags identify the owner of a ship – and the Alma Lights House Flags identify this interim version of ALMA: Cafe, Restaurant and Inn – they are also an indication of occupancy and an invitation to visit the “ship” on the corner of University Avenue and 6th Street.
The final Alma Lights House Flag was raised outside the University Avenue entrance at approximately 7 pm on Wednesday, September 18, 2015.
House Flags for Alma Lights was a project commissioned by Northern Lights.