Lyon Light Festival Forum – Online Programme

07 – 09 December 2020

The Lyon Light Festival Forum goes online!

 

Each year, in conjunction with Lyon’s world-renowned Fête des Lumières and in partnership with the City of Lyon, LUCI Association organises the Lyon Light Festival Forum (LLFF).

This event offers cities as well as lighting professionals from around the world a unique and original space to discuss and debate about new forms of creative lighting.

In light of the current Covid-19 crisis context, the annual Lyon Light Festival Forum (LLFF) has been transformed into an online event.

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All times listed are in CET

Monday 07 December 2020

📍Online event

09:00 – 09:15: Online event platform open

09:15 – 09:30: Opening of the Lyon Light Festival Forum

  • Victoire GoustDeputy Mayor, Tourism and Events, City of Lyon
  • Meri Lumela, LUCI President, City of Jyväskylä
  • Barbara Kreissler, Director, B2G Professional Lighting, Global Public & Government Affairs, Signify

09:30 – 10:30: SESSION 1: The evolution of creative lighting to reimagine cities

Many cities around the world use creative lighting and light festivals to strengthen their city’s brand and create a unique identity while attracting visitors and elevating local residents’ pride in their city.

As more and more cities employ these lighting strategies, how can they ensure that they remain unique and interesting for locals and tourists? How are cities reimagining their nightscapes using these creative lighting technologies?

  • Introduction by Sylvain GodinotDeputy Mayor in charge of Ecological Transition and HeritageCity of Lyon (France)
  • Jess ScullyDeputy Lord Mayor of Sydney, co-Chair of the Nightlife and Creative Sector Advisory Panel (Australia)
  • Sarah GaventaDirector, Illuminated River Foundation (UK)

Moderated by Mark Burton-PageGeneral Director, LUCI Association

10:30 – 15:00: Virtual Coffee break

Head over to the Networking section in the Hopin event platform to meet other participants and check out the various booths showcasing partners and LUCI information over in the Expo section.

15:00 – 16:00: Creative Lighting Pecha Kucha (Session A)
Light festival organisers, artists, and designers share about creative light projects and innovations in the field.

  • Expression by Rik van Stiphout (City of Eindhoven), Castor Bours & Wouter Widdershoven (Studio Toer)
  • Taxco de Alarcón: From Darkness to the Light by Evelyn Figueroa (City of Taxco)
  • Light Festivals Sustainability – COP 26 Glasgow by Craig Morrison (CMD)
  • This Christmas, stay in Colombia, your home by Maria Isabel Zuluaga Gomez (City of Medellin/EPM)

16:00 – 17:30: Virtual Coffee Break

Head over to the Networking section in the Hopin event platform to meet other participants and check out the various booths showcasing partners and LUCI information over in the Expo section.

Tuesday 08 December 2020

📍Online event

09:00 –  10:30: Creative Lighting Pecha Kucha (Session B)
Light festival organisers, artists, and designers share about creative light projects and innovations in the field.

  • Creative Light in Difficult Times by Isabelle Corten (Radiance35)
  • Elevating community interest and commitment to responsible and creative lighting by Nowshad (Shad) Ali (Eclat Lighting Initiative)
  • Palace of Versailles, architectural lighting design and monumental projections by Matthieu Graffin (Citeos – Omexom)
  • Rooting light in the community by Kate Harvey (Artichoke)

10:30 – 14:00: Virtual Coffee Break

Head over to the Networking section in the Hopin event platform to meet other participants and check out the various booths showcasing partners and LUCI information over in the Expo section.

14:00 –  15:00: SESSION 2: The transformation of light festivals to adapt to the new normal
The year 2020 and the Covid crisis will have brought major challenges to the management, design, and general daily operations of a city. Some of these challenges have impacted the events, festivals and creative lighting projects organised by cities. Beyond this, however, political directions are shifting, more attention is being placed on sustainability and environmentalism, and our light festivals must adapt. This session will explore how light festivals have transformed in the face of Covid but also how they are thinking of evolving to keep up with the many changes in the world.

  • Julien PavillardDirector of the Fête des Lumières, and Romain TamayoProject Officer, City of Lyon (France)
  • Kaat HeirbrantAdvisor to the Deputy Mayor for Culture, Tourism and Events; Organiser of the Ghent Light Festival, City of Ghent (Belgium)
  • Elisa HillgenCity of Light Coordinator, City of Jyväskylä (Finland)
  • Ronald RamakersDirector, GLOW Eindhoven (The Netherlands)

Moderated by Jessica FereyProgramme Manager, LUCI Association

15:00 – 16:30: Virtual Coffee Break

Wednesday 09 December 2020

📍Online event

09:30 – 10:30: Creative Lighting Pecha Kucha (Session C)
Light festival organisers, artists, and designers share about creative light projects and innovations in the field.

  • Bright Brussels – Festival of Light by Nathalie Tilmant (visit.brussels)
  • Plastic: the fifth element revealed by light by BIBI
  • Skopje Light Art District 2020 by Filip Avramchev (City of Skopje)
  • Light Art in Public Space by Mark Burton-Page & Jessica Ferey (LUCI Association)

10:30 – 14:00: Virtual Coffee Break

14:00 -15:30: Session in partnership with Cluster Lumière: Societal added value of Intelligent Lighting in metropolises, feedback and perspectives (session in French)

Interviews with French-speaking metropolises: Brussels, Montreal, Brest and Lille followed by expert discussions.

• Damien Morineaux, Head of public lighting department, City of Lille
 Saïg Potard, Head of public lighting department, City of Brest/Brest Metropolis
• Bénédicte CollardStreetlight Manager, City of Brussels/Sibelga
• Isabelle LessardStreet lighting engineer, City of Montreal
• Nicolas de MalherbesCompany manager, Citeos Installer and operator
• Bertrand MarhadourRegional street lighting manager, Signify
• Bruno FoucrasIndustrial science and technology professor – University of Aix-Marseille

Moderated by Philippe Badaroux, President of the Cluster Lumière

Partners

The Lyon Light Festival Forum is organised by:

The Lyon Light Festival Forum online is made possible with the support of:

Photo credits:

© LUCI Association ; © Muriel Chaulet