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Watch Lyon Light Festival Forum 2018 panel discussions on new forms of creative lighting

 

The full videos of the Lyon Light Festival Forum 2018 panel discussions on new forms of creative lighting are now available online.

 
Organised by the City of Lyon and LUCI on 6 – 8 December during the Fête des Lumières, the Lyon Light Festival Forum (LLFF) 2018 gathered over 200 city representatives, light festival organisers and artists worldwide to explore new forms of creative lighting.

 

Session 1: Lights up! Using lights for creative cities  

The number of both permanent and temporary creative lighting projects has increased in recent years as cities search for ways to stand out in a strong competitive global context. In addition to using light as a tool to attract tourists or brand a city, how can a city’s lighting strategy contribute to its overall creativity? How can creative lighting projects help drive citizen engagement? City representatives and festival organisers will discuss the various ways they have implemented such strategies and share insights about the opportunities and challenges that arise.

 Moderated by Thierry Marsick, Director, Department of Urban Lighting, City of Lyon (France)
  • Piia Rantala-Korhonen, Director and Advisor to the Mayor, International Affairs, City of Oulu (Finland) 
  • Maria Güell, Artistic Director, LLUM BCN (Spain) 
  • Ann Wishart, Arts Development Manager, Leeds City Council; Chair (UK), Light Up the North LUTN
  • Michel Lemieux, Artistic Director, Cité Mémoire & Lemieux Pilon 4D Art, Montréal (Canada) 

Video filmed with the support of Signify Lighting Academy (Pioneers of Light)

 

Session 2:  Bright ideas: new forms of creative lighting

Building upon the first session’s conversations around cities’ creative lighting strategies, this session will showcase concrete examples of new forms of creative lighting projects and events emerging throughout the world. How do these new forms of lighting respond to cities’ and citizens’ needs? Light artists, designers and academics will discuss innovations in this realm, from media facades and projections to light sculptures and installations.

Moderated by Jean-François ZurawikDirector, Fête des Lumières, City of Lyon (France)

  • Jérôme Donna, Lighting Designer and Artist, Department of Urban Lighting, City of Lyon (France)
  • Titia ExArtist (The Netherlands) 
  • Thorsten Bauer, Creative Director, Urbanscreen (Germany) 
  • Howard GriffinSenior Lecturer and Programme Director, MA Architectural Visualisation, University of Kent (UK) 

Video filmed with the support of Signify Lighting Academy (Pioneers of Light)

 

 
You can also read about the highlights of the discussions.
In addition to the two panel discussions, LLFF 2018 also included a series of Pecha Kucha presentations featuring cities, artists and light festivals around the world, as well as an exclusive Q&A session with the organising team of the Fête des Lumières.

 

Learn more about the LLFF 2018 speakers and programme