Online Programme
Day 2: 19 March 2021 (9:30-14:45 CET)

9:30 LUCI Announcements

Light in a Norwegian context: Lighting for « hygge », health and wellbeing, facilitating outdoor activities, light and biodiversity

Norway is located far to the north where we have a long and dark winter period. How is light and dark experienced and how does it affect us? Stavanger’s focus on developing and preserving high quality green infrastructure provides for outdoor activities and experiences throughout the year, including during the winter. With light, nature can be explored and experienced in a different way when nights are long and days are short. How does artificial light in the dark affect nature and what should we think about in this context?

9:50 Light in the Norwegian context

  • Kristin Bredal, Director, Zenisk

10:15 Q&A

10:25 Coffee Break

10:40 Lighting green infrastructure for citizens’ health

  • Torgeir Sørensen, Parks and Roads Manager, City of Stavanger

10:55 Light is magic: great experiences outside in the dark

  • Anne Katrine Lycke, Chief Advisor, Stavanger Trekking Association

11:05 Light and nature: the impact of light on nature

  • Arne Follestad, Research II, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research

This presentation will give several examples on how artificial night lighting may impact all kinds of organisms, from bacteria to humans. Both plants and animals can be sensitive to various kinds of lights or varying intensities. This may prevent many species from thriving in urban environments, due to increased predator risk when darkness no longer can offer protection, or increased mortality due to collisions with streetlights or buildings. Mitigation measurements will be discussed and some suggestions for further studies on the effects of artificial light will be presented.

11:25 Less light, greater experiences

  • Arve Olsen, Design Director, Light Bureau

In an urban context, starting from darkness is rare. When Light Bureau was approached to illuminate the nature walk around the small island of Jørpelandholmen north of Stavanger, it was crucial to find the balance between light and darkness in order to enhance the experience of nature. The island has become a popular hiking destination and the lighting design was shortlisted for Best Product and Technological Solution at the 2018 Norwegian Lighting Awards.

11:40 Discussion Panel with morning speakers

  • Moderated by Tomas Sjögren, Technical Consultant, Lyskultur

12:10 Lunch Break

Temporary and permanent lighting: a multiplicity of uses, from creative event lighting to tunnel lighting and permanent lighting

Light can be a powerful instrument. It can be a catalyst in urban development and with new technology, special effects can be created that increase the city’s experiential value. In tunnel projects, light can increase a driver’s attention and thus safety. The Norwegian Lighting Association will present some of the award winning projects from the yearly competition «Norsk Lyspris».

13:10 “Winterlight” in Hillevåg

  • Tina Aksnes, Architect Urban and Community Planning, City of Stavanger

13:20 Screen City in Stavanger: the first Nordic art biennial dedicated to the moving image

  • Daniela Arriado, Curator and Director, Art Republic, Stavanger

13:35 Norway, the land of long tunnels: using light to enhance drivers’ concentration: the Ryfast Project

  • Viel Bjerkeset Andersen, Visual Artist, Sculptor & Designer

13:50 Local branding and relations value of interactive dynamic light

  • Mikkel Toksværd

This session will showcase how a local building, a bridge or overall a landmark or any other structure with conscious and targeted use of dynamic light can create an ongoing positive interaction and relation to its surroundings. What kind of competencies needs to be involved to succeed? Mikkel will share his experience on how branding and communication affects investment in the right dynamic lighting design solution.

14:00 Awarded Lyskulturs: Best Norwegian Lighting projects

  • Katia Valerie Banoun, Managing Director at Lyskultur; Norwegian Light and Lighting Association

14:15 Q&A with afternoon speakers

14:25 Closing

Timing and speakers subject to change