TAVA2018’s Lighting Design and Light Art Conference

TAVA or Tartu in Light is a consistent, international, cross-disciplinary festival of light art and lighting art. The pre- and main events of the festival will last for 30 days.The main program of the festival consists of international workshops, outdoor installations, a conference, a light fair and indoor exhibitions. In addition, smaller-scale satellite programs will be organized in collaboration with culture organizations and companies of Tartu.
The Lighting Design and Light Art Conference will be held right after the workshop week, when the lighting festival opens to the public. This professional peer-to-peer event aims to enhance knowledge exchange between professionals of different fields and industries and municipalities. It aims at educating participants by combining renowned speakers with newcomers of different backgrounds whose work is connected to light, perception, public space or research in any of these fields.

With the conference we hope to connect artists, architects, designers, planners and students interested in the field of lighting design and light art. We aim to create a platform for knowledge exchange and to stimulate cross-boundary thinking in the field of light and lighting design.

Lightfair will take place on same time (25-26.10) and the same location as the conference, in the legendary club Atlantis of Tartu. The lightfair showcases luminaries and other products for both indoor and outdoor usage with the aim of bringing together manufacturers and consumers and raising awareness of the importance of good lighting.

25.10 First day of the Conference with the topic  „Resilient Design in a Changing World” is dedicated solely to lighting design. Curators are Johan Moritz and Tina Wikström.
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26.10 Second day of the Conference “ArtistTalk about LIGHTart” is a bit less formal and more performative and will give possibility to hear light artists to talk about light art. Curators are Varvara & Mar and KIWA.
Check the timeline here