Date & place

22 – 27/10/2021

Club Atlantis  / Tartu, Narva mnt 2 


Three architectural lighting design workshops will take place in the centre of Tartu within the framework of TAVA2020 Architectural Lighting and Light Art Festival. The goal of the workshops is to give students, lighting design enthusiasts and professional lighting designers a “hands-on“ experience, from concept development to construction of installations, as well as training on key lighting design topics. The workshops will be led by internationally renowned IALD lighting designers.

Ideally, the results of light workshops – that are a wonderful opportunity to experiment, test creative concepts and prototype – would become permanent light installations in the public space of Tartu. They present an interesting challenge to designers and planners but are also useful to the city government by giving an opportunity to see and experience different lighting solutions in 1:1 scale before making definitive investments.

The installations created during the lighting workshops will be a part of the 4-day light festival TAVA2021. At night they will become landmarks and show visitors how architectural lighting design can change the nighttime identity of a city. Thus, they will be demonstrating the power of light and draw public attention to the value of lighting design to urban space.


We aim to have participants with different backgrounds; they can be students and/or professionals. They will be selected based on their motivation. The maximum number of people allowed is 15. Educational institutions can also participate with a number of students, as a part of their program.


If workshop leaders are not able to travel because of the pandemic, the workshops will be held partly virtually and workshop participants will be supported in practical matters on the spot by the leaders’ assistants. We guarantee full refund of participation fee to all participants whose plans to come to Estonia from abroad are impeded by travel restrictions.


Workshop fee for students (Student ID required): 200€
Workshop fee for professionals: 300€
VAT will not be added for countries in EU.

Fee includes also participation for the LUCI AGM and TAVA2021 Conference (27-30.10.2021) and Lightfair (29.-30.10.2021)

If you are short of money, we also offer the opportunity to pay with volunteer work for the benefit of the festival.

Accommodation must be found by the participant, all registered receiving a promotional code to be used by our accommodation partners .



Please register by filling in the form

More information

Marko Kuusik

TAVA2021 curator of the workshops

Eva Tallo

TAVA2021 curator of the workshops

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