Cities & Lighting Newsletter - November 2021
Image Jyvaskyla City of Light
One week to LLFF 2021 - register now!
Do you want to explore how cities can involve children & young people in designing better lighting policies for public spaces? Explore the topic with creative lighting professionals at the Lyon Light Festival Forum 2021 on 8–10 December 2021 in the context of Lyon's Fete des Lumières. You can attend in-person or online! See the programme and register here >>
image LuzMadrid photo F Trivino
City of Madrid joins LUCI
Welcome to the City of Madrid, a brand new LUCI member! The city aims to focus on ensuring quality lighting for monuments, streets and urban landscapes, as well as creative lighting events for special occasions. It just successfully launched its first light festival, LuzMadrid this October!
LUCI AGM Tartu  a one-of-a kind event
The LUCI Annual General Meeting 2021 in Tartu, Estonia last month gathered over 200 participants representing 44 cities in a one-of-a kind, hybrid format. Lighting design and light art in Tartu; smart lighting; light in European Capitals of Culture these were just some of the topics discussed. See photos and highlights here >>
LUCI members will have access to event videos and ppts in the LUCI Hub.
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Conference on light and health in cities
Be sure to join the international conference “Shaping light for health and wellbeing in cities” taking place on 16 – 17 December 2021 online. Organised by the ENLIGHTENme project consortium, the conference will investigate the multifaceted consequences light has on life in cities, exploring indoor and outdoor lighting impacts on health and wellbeing.
Programme and registration here >>
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Turin hosts first Light & Art Lab 
The Light & Art Lab of the EU project Light & Art in Public Spaces (LAiPS) got off to a great start in Turin on 8-10 November 2021. It brought project cities Lyon and Oulu to Turin, for site visits and peer-to-peer discussions to experience the Luci d’Artista festival and exchange on light art projects. Learn more here >>
Image Tartu 2024 Mana Kaasik
Call for proposals - Tartu 2024
The City of Tartu has just launched a call for proposals to support the implementation of international cultural projects interpreting the concept of the Arts of Survival of the European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024 in the years 2023–2024.
More details on call content and timeline here >>
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Light festival news 
  • Learn more about the special edition of the Ghent Light Festival which celebrated its 10-year anniversary on 10-14 November 2021 by bringing back four of the public's favourite light art installations.
  • See photos and videos from the GLOW light festival featuring installations and light artworks in and around Eindhoven on 6 – 13 November 2021.  
  • Check out the LUMIERE festival which took place in Durham on 8 – 21 November 2021.
  • The Lumo Light Festival Oulu lit up the city again on 19–21 November 2021. Take a look at some photos here.
Image Tim Edensor

The virtues of contemporary light festivals

As we move into the heart of light festival season, take a look back at some insights on the value of such events as expressed by Tim Edensor, researcher of cultural geography at Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), in his piece for the Cities & Lighting magazine n°8.

Read it here >>

Save the date!


Lyon Light Festival Forum 
8-10 December 2021 - Lyon, France

LUCI 20 years gathering in Jyväskylä
2-5 March 2022 - Jyväskylä, Finland

See the complete calendar here
 The City of Leipzig (Germany)
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