LAiPS project partners met for the 4th Light & Art Lab
City of Lyon, City of Oulu and City of Torino again witnessed the deep impact that permanent light art has on the identity and ambiance of #publicspaces. In many ways, light art can enhance the feeling of security and develop placemaking after dark. Permanent light art is a great tool to support social interactions as #citizens engage in dialogue about the installations.
Passionate exchanges between city officials, artists and other local stakeholders (Hans Akkerman, Marlies van den Hoek, Paco Bunnik, Yasin Aydin, Elsemieke Kool, Daisy Van Eijck-Nilwik, Paul Vendel, Sandra de Wolf, Titia Ex, Femke Schaap, Bastiaan Schoof, Giny Vos) led us to learn how light art installations are developed from project idea, artistic intent and the approach used for production of the art work. What they become during the daytime and how natural light and other elements like water come into play was an important aspect of our conversations. We did learnt more about urban lighting #sustainability and darkness management thanks to our cooperating cities from the Netherlands.
We also highlighted the importance of the maintenance aspect, which is essential for the longevity of the installation. We heard that people tend to respect light art installations that often create warm atmospheres during the night, in all parts of the city.
The power of #lightart to give extra energy to the city and make people happy is evident! We need more light art in our cities.
👉 Light enthusiasts, artists and city professionals from the #urbanlighting world and beyond are invited to a major international conference to address these topics and more. It will take place 2-4 November in Turin > Stay tuned!
Learn more about the Light & Art in Public Spaces EU co-funded project: https://lnkd.in/ea7hrumK