LUCI Annual General Meeting
Tartu- Programme


All times listed are in Eastern European Summer Time (EEST)

Wednesday 27 October 2021

17:30 – 19:30: Welcome cocktail
📍 Club Atlantis, next to the River Emajõg

  • Mayor of the City of Tartu
  • LUCI President

19:00: TAVA2021 Light Festival Opening Gala and After Party

Designated area near River Emajõg

Thursday 28 October 2021

📍 V Spa Conference Centre, Riia 2, 51004 Tartu

09:00 – 09:45:: Coffee & Registrations

09:45 – 10:00: Opening of the LUCI AGM

    • Urmas KlaasMayor of the City of Tartu
    • Meri LumelaPresident of LUCI; Deputy Chair of the City Council of Jyväskylä

10:00 – 12:00: Public Lighting in Tartu

This Tartu City session will focus on both street lighting and public architectural lighting. Deputy Mayor Raimond Tamm will share an overview of the new master plan for the public lighting of the city of Tartu and lighting planning in the city more generally. Tiiu Kelviste, Head of Geospatial Solutions, and Jaanus Tamm, Project Manager, will introduce the current state of Tartu street lighting, ongoing and planned projects, and the Tartu street lighting management solution. Elo Liiv will focus on architectural lighting in Tartu.

    • Raimond TammDeputy Mayor, City of Tartu
    • Tiiu KelvisteHead of Geospatial Solutions, City of Tartu
    • Jaanus TammProject Manager, City of Tartu
    • Elo LiivTAVA2021 main organiser

12:00 – 13:15: Lunch

13:15 – 14:45: Panel Discussion: Smart steps towards smart lighting

Cities are confronted with the question of how to deal with developments toward smart lighting. How can we help cities form their vision on smart lighting, choose their development paths, and support possible actions towards realisation?

Keynote: Dr. Philip Ross, Founder of design studio Studio Philip Ross, and author of the white paper

  • Helene Qvist, Smart City Consultant, City of Albertslund
  • Rik van Stiphout, Programme advisor Light & Culture, City of Eindhoven
  • Zoltán Pap, Managing Director, BDK Budapest
  • Youngho Baik, Member of Advisory Committee Urban Lighting, City of Seoul
  • Moderated by Nikita Junagade, Knowledge and Communication Manager, LUCI Association

14:45 – 15:15: Coffee Break

Engaging communities through participation: Lantern-making workshop
During coffee breaks, lunch, and throughout the day, join fellow participants to make or decorate your own lantern!

15:15 – 16:15: Open Conference Sessions (OCS)

The OCS are are organised in parallel tracks where each presentation lasts 15 minutes. A Q&A follows the full session for questions from in-person and online participants.

Read the printed programme for more information.

16:30 – 18:00: LUCI General Assembly (LUCI members only)

This is the opportunity for LUCI members to learn about the network’s ongoing and future activities. Upcoming events, projects and new perspectives will be presented.

// 15:15 – 18:00: [in parallel to the afternoon programme ] TAVA 2021 Conference Track

The TAVA 2021 Conference track will feature presentations from lighting designers involved in the TAVA workshops: CJ Brockway, Veronika Mayerboeck, Johan Moritz, and Tina Wikström.

Please have a look of the detailed programme TAVA 2021 Conference Track here.

18:00 – 19:15: Free time

19:15 – 20:30: Dinner

📍 Museum of the University of Tartu (Lossi str. 25, 3rd floor, White Hall)

20:30 – 22:30: Light excursion around Tartu

Discover various lighting projects around Tartu, including bridges, interesting facades, and a forest surprise!

Friday 29 October 2021

📍 Estonian National Museum

08:30 – 09:00: Bus departure from hotel to Estonian National Museum
09:00 – 09:30: Coffee & Registrations

09:30 – 11:00: Panel discussion — Lighting as a cultural strategy: examples from European Capitals of Culture

Keynote introduction by Dr. Beatriz García, Associate Director of the Centre for Cultural Value

    • Helen MarriageDirector, Artichoke
    • Piia Rantala-KorhonenDirector of Oulu2026
    • Massimiliano BurgiProject Manager for Lumen-Social Light and Elvira De GiacomoExecutive Coordinator, Matera Basilicata 2019 Foundation

11:00 – 12:00: Open Conference Sessions (OCS)

Read the printed programme for more information.
12:00 – 13:30: Lunch

13:30 – 14:00: LUCI AGM Closing and Announcements

In this LUCI AGM Tartu closing session, we will take the opportunity to present upcoming LUCI activities and events.

14:00 – 14:30: Coffee Break

14:30 – 16:00: LUCI Light Festival Working Group Meeting (LUCI members only)

The newly formed LUCI Light Festival Working Group will meet in Tartu to share and exchange about challenges and innovations in the field.

// 13:00 – 15:00: [in parallel to the afternoon programme] TAVA2021 artist talks

In parallel to the afternoon programme, the TAVA 2021 Conference track will feature quick pecha kucha presentations by international light artists involved in the TAVA workshops: Caspar Lootsmann, Elo Liiv, Rene Tamm, Alyona Movko,
Tatsuru Arai, Maria Paz/ Exotikdot, Paola Medina Querini, Space & Spectra, Al Paldrok, Taje Paldrok.

19:00 – 20:30: Festival Dinner

Meet in front of Lydia Hotel, walk together to Tartu City Museum

20:30: Guided tour of the TAVA2021 Light Road

Saturday 27 April 2024

Optional programme

09:30: Bus departure from Lydia Hotel to Estonian National Museum

Join programme participants to discover Tartu in a new way: choose from a scooter tour of the city or a guided tour of the Estonian National Museum. The programme will conclude with a convivial lunch at the museum.


Photo credits
©Tanel Kindsigo; ©Jane Est