A unique lighting design event
In 1998, students from Ljuscentrum at the University of Gothenburg came to Alingsås to experiment with architectural lighting in public spaces. The following year they did the same thing and were joined by students from Jönköping University. It was a success for both the residents of Alingsås and the students. The municipality of Alingsås, therefore, entered into an agreement with the Professional Lighting Designers Association (PLDA) in 2000. Since 2018, Alingsås Energi is the owner of the project and collaborates with the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) that connects Alingsås Energi with lighting designers around the world.
Lights has become a world-class lighting design event that many people want to participate in. Internationally active designers apply to become Workshop heads and to lead a group of international students, which also apply to be part of the workshop. They get valuable “hands-on” experiences of lighting design and the creation of the installations, which can otherwise be difficult to obtain. The workshop week itself is intensive and starts with lectures and presentations. Then sketches and prototypes are made. They are tested, discussions are held and reports are made. Finally, the finished installations are displayed. The workshop offers a wide range of theory and practice.
Wireless Solution is proud to once again have been part of this amazing event. With 70,000 visitors in 2021, we look forward to seeing what 2022 has in store.