Programme

The times in the programme reflect Central European Time (CET)
Programme details and timing are subject to change

Wednesday 8 December

18:00  Welcome Cocktail

Lyon City Hall, 1 Place de la Comédie

Followed by a Visit of the Fête des Lumière
Join international peers for a tour through Lyon to discover
some of the light installations of this year’s festival.

Thursday 9 December

Venue : Les SUBS (Les Subsistances, 8 bis Quai Saint-Vincent, Lyon)
Conference sessions will take place in La Boulangerie room

Participation of children and youth in the lighting policies of cities

This year’s Lyon Light Festival Forum will explore how cities are involving children and young people in designing and establishing better lighting policies for public spaces. The LLFF will include two panel discussions on the topic, one with a focus on permanent urban lighting and how children are included in participatory lighting projects and the second panel will showcase examples of cities involving children and youth participants in light festivals.

10:00-10:30         Coffee and Registration

La Billeterie, Les SUBS

10:30-10:45         Opening of the LLFF2021

  • Tristan Debray, Municipal Councillor in charge of “the City of Children”, City of Lyon (France)
  • Meri Lumela, LUCI President, Deputy Chair of the city council of Jyväskylä (Finland)

A few words from LLFF partners:

  • Jaap Schurring, Head of Customer Learning, Signify
  • Stéphane Malfettes, Director, Les Subs

10:45-11:30         Keynote – Cities for Children, Light for Children 

A city fit for children is good for everyone: it reconnects social ties and reactivates cultural contexts,
it is a welcoming and inclusive city and attentive to all social and age groups. These contributions
will explore the concept of the child friendly city with the inspiring international project “Città dei
Bambini” (« City of Children »), initiated in Fano (Italy) at the start of the 90’s.

  • Francesco Tonucci, Creator of « Città dei Bambini” project, Researcher at the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies of the National Research Council (Italy)
  • Massimo Seri, Mayor, City of Fano (Italy)

11:30-12:30          Session 1: Lighting with future generations: youth participation in urban lighting

Urban lighting should be accessible to all, regardless of social condition and age. With this in mind, one of the challenges for cities is to effectively involve children, young people and their families in everyday urban lighting. This often requires to carefully develop playful, creative and participatory approaches with a special focus on how children can use and enjoy public spaces after dark. This session will involve speakers from London, Gothenburg and Lyon who will share their perspective based on experience and examples of how to involve young people in creative and sustainable urban lighting.

  • Elettra Bordonaro, Principal and Creative Director – Light Follows Behaviour, Senior Research Fellow London School of Economics
  • Lars Ocklund, Head of City Lighting, Traffic and Public Transport Authority, City of Gothenburg (Sweden)
  • Thierry Marsick, Director, Urban Lighting Department, City of Lyon (France)

Moderated by Mark Burton-Page, Director, LUCI Association (France)

Q&A

12:30-14:00         Lunch

Plateau 2, Les SUBS

14:00-15:00          Session 2: Involving youth and families in moments of awe through light in public space

This session will explore how cities involve and include children and families when organising temporary light events, from light festivals to major projects for animating public space. Speakers from Montreal, Jyväskylä, Turin and Lyon will present examples of initiatives that involve school children in educational workshops on the topic of creative lighting in preparation for and during light festivals as well as examples of strategies for animating public space with children and families specifically in mind.

  • Guillaume Aniorté, International Executive Advisor, Quartier des Spectacles Partnership, Montreal (Canada)
  • Elisa Hillgen, Lighting Coordinator, City of Jyväskylä (Finland)
  • Matteo Scainelli, Project Manager, Cultural Activities Area / European Cultural Networks and Projects, City of Turin (Italy)
  • Marion Traversi, Project Manager, Fête des Lumières, City of Lyon (France)

Moderated by Jessica Ferey, Programme Manager, LUCI Association (France)

Q&A

15:00-16:00        Creative Lighting Pecha Kucha Presentations Session A

These sessions of “Pecha Kucha”- style speed presentations will be an opportunity for peer-to-peer
sharing and exchange in the field of creative lighting. Hear from light festival organisers, artists,
and designers about creative lighting projects featuring: Noor Riyadh light festival, Radiance35,
GLOW Eindhoven, Chartres en Lumières, BIBI, and more.

16:00-16:30  Coffee Break

Plateau 2, Les SUBS

16:30-17:30  Creative Lighting Pecha Kucha Presentations Session B

17:45     LIT Award ‘Spotlight’ Prize Presentation

LUCI has just been awarded the 2021 LIT Award « Spotlight » prize for its major contribution to the international lighting community.

  • Sylvain Godinot, Deputy Mayor in charge of Ecological Transition and Heritage, Public Lighting and Lighting Masterplan, City of Lyon (France)
  • Astrid Hebert, Director and Co-founder 3C Awards (Switzerland)

18:00    Cocktail reception

Plateau 2, Les SUBS

Following the cocktail: Visit of of the Fête des Lumières installations at Les SUBS and beyond.

Friday 10 December

10:00-10:30                         Coffee and Registration

La Billeterie, Les SUBS

10:30-11:15                         Carte Blanche for the City of Madrid: LuzMadrid, bringing a light festival to life

Les SUBS (Les Subsistances, 8 bis Quai Saint-Vincent, Lyon)
Conference sessions will take place in La Boulangerie room

The City of Madrid, new members of LUCI, will present about LuzMadrid, a new light festival
launched in October 2021. The organisers will explain the challenges and opportunities of putting
together a light festival in the capital city of Spain.

  • Luis Lafuente Batanero, General Director of the Heritage Trust, Madrid (Spain)
  • Delia Picirilli,  Member of the Luz Madrid curatorial team belonging to the company CiudadanoKien/ Tres Elefantas, Madrid (Spain)

11:15-12:15                         Behind the Scenes of Lyon’s Fête des Lumières 

Team members of the Department of Events and Animation in charge of the Fête des Lumières
will share their experience and give a behind-the-scenes look at the event. This presentation is
followed by an open Q&A moment with participants.

Images: © City of Lyon; LuzMadrid © Lukasz Michalak – MadridDestino; © City of Jyväskylä