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Lights in Alingsås

ÅF Lighting plays a key role in Lights in Alingsås.

ÅF Lighting has often played an important part in Sweden’s major lighting festival Lights in Alingsås. This year, two of our colleagues joined an exclusive line-up of lighting designers and conducted workshops for international students, creating public lighting installations around the town.

With 80 000 visitors annually, Lights in Alingsås is Sweden’s largest public lighting festival. Every year since 1999, students have been participating in workshops and created installations under expert guidance of professional lighting designers.

This year, approximately 60 students from more than 20 countries took part in creating the light trail. The theme was “The Enlightenment” inspired by the United Nations global goals for sustainable development. All the installations represents issues related to poverty eradication, inequality and climate change – this in order to shine a light on the world’s most important questions.

ÅFL’s lighting designers Chiara Carucci and Erik Hagström conducted one of the workshops.

“We love the ambitious theme, and we have literally tried to create a better world through light”, said Chiara Carucci and Erik Hagström, whose installation highlights the importance of combating climate change.

When the festival first started, Kai Piippo, who is now Head of Design at ÅFL, was among its instigators. He went on to conduct the workshops on several occasions and now this tradition is carried on by the next generation of ÅFL’s lighting designers.

This year, the Lights in Alingsås festival takes place between 30 September and 6 November.

Lights in Alingsås festival website: http://www.lightsinalingsas.se/en

Photo: Patrik Gunnar Helin. ©Lights in Alingsås