Lights in Alingsås 2015 – The Evolution of Light

September 25th – November 1st, 2015.

Alingsås, Sweden

It started in 1999 when students from HDK, Jönköping University and Gothenburg University gathered in Alingsås to experiment with different lighting designs for public buildings. The following year, the municipality entered into agreements with the Professional Lighting Designers’ Association – PLDA, who have brought the international world of lighting design to Alingsås every October since then. The result is an educational and fun lighting event which has grown annually.

Already in the early years the Municipality of Alingsås showed a huge interest in lighting, which was matched by interest from an international audience. Today, Lights in Alingsås welcomes more than 85,000 visitors annually. “We are obviously very proud,” says Kjell Hult, Development Manager at Alingsås Municipality and one of the initiators of Lights in Alingsås.

In the end of year 2014 a new agreement was made between Alingsås municipality and IALD, International Association of Lighting Designers, based in Chicago.  The International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) is an internationally recognized organization dedicated solely to the concerns of independent, professional lighting designers. The IALD strives to set the global standard for lighting design excellence by promoting the advancement and recognition of professional lighting designers.

Guided tours

Experience the lighting installations together with a guide. During the guided tour you will get to know more about the lighting designers, their interpretations of the theme and their thoughts behind the installation. You’ll be guided by an experienced Lights in Alingsås-guide. The tour begins at Estrad Alingsås and takes about 90 minutes.

Private guided tours in English are offered with a departure at the time of your choice. The cost is 2395 SEK incl. taxes.

If you have any questions or want to book your private guide contact Alingsås Tourist Office email or call +46 322 61 62 00

Unfortunately, the Lighting Design Workshop 2015 is full and registration is closed.

Behind the project is a few important sponsors. Sparbanken Alingsås, Alingsås Energi, FABS and Alingsåshem make the project possible.

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