Bringing life to public spaces with Light Art

2-3 November 2023 in Turin

 All times listed are in Central European Time (CET) 

Note: the programme is subject to change.

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Thursday 2 November 2023

  • Venue: Castello del Valentino (Viale Mattioli, 39, 10125 Torino)

16:00-16:30 | Registration

16:30-16:45 | Official Opening of the LAiPS Conference

16:45-17:30 | The power of light art to transform public spaces: In conversation with the LAiPS project cities Lyon, Oulu and Turin

Representatives from the three partner cities (Lyon, Oulu, and Turin) of the Creative Europe Cooperation Project LAiPS will share their experiences and feedback, explaining how permanent light art plays a role in transforming public spaces in their cities. How do these light artworks contribute to the economical, social and cultural dimensions in a city? What’s next for light art considering new technologies and the current ecological context? The partners will share lessons learned during the various Light & Art Labs and discuss the importance of the unique Light Art Map that will be unveiled at the conference. The cities will close the session with three questions that will animate the next day’s interactive IDEATHON.

17:30-17:45 | Launch of the Light & Art Map, the LAiPS innovative digital tool that promotes light art in public spaces

17:45-19:15 | Cocktail dinner

19:15-22:00 | Night Visit with the Light & Art Map

Friday 3 November 2023

  • Venue: Lingotto Auditorium (Via Nizza 230 10126 Torino)

09:00-09:30 | Registration

09:30-10:00 | Welcome and Warm-up

10:00-11:00 | Keynote and Q&A

  • Cara Courage, Culture and Place Consultant-Director

11:00-13:00 | LAiPS Talks

In a series of short and inspiring talks, prominent figures from the field will address light art through interdisciplinary perspectives.

  • Titia Ex, Artist
  • Andrea Bocco, Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning, Politecnico di Torino
  • Éric Lefebvre, General Director of Partenariat du Quartier des spectacles, Montréal
  • Anna Pellegrino, Associate Professor at Department of Energy, Politecnico di Torino

13:00-14:30 | Lunch

14:30-15:30 | Roundtable with LAiPS Talks Speakers

15:30-17:00 | IDEATHON

Flex your creative problem solving muscles and participate in this IDEATHON moment to gather collective brain power to answer the project cities’ main questions about the future of light art in public space. More information coming soon!

17:00-19:00 | Free time

19:00-21:00 | Closing dinner 

  • Venue: Palazzo Madama (Piazza Castello, 10122 Torino)

21:00-23:00 | Night Visit of the Luci d’artista festival

Images ©LUCI_LAiPS Lab Nov21; ©Kota Collective_City of Oulu_LAiPS Lab_Feb23; ©LUCI_LAiPS Lab Oct22