Lighting Design Students: Architectural Lighting

Story: Essi Santala, student of Lighting Design

3rd and 4th year Lighting Design students began their studies on architectural lighting with teacher Antti Hiltunen. The course familiarizes the students with common architectural lighting equipment, work in general in the architectural lighting field and during the course the students will produce a lighting design on paper for a building or space of their choice. The course is conducted by visiting teachers Antti Hiltunen and Arto Heiskanen from the lighting design company Valoa Design but several other visiting teachers will shine light on their fields of expertise as well.

On the first week of February the students visited the Electricity, Telecommunications, Light and Audio Visual 2010 -event in Jyväskylä. On the same excursion Hiltunen also presented the various ways in which the city of Jyväskylä has built their image as a city of light through improving public space lighting and design. The course will also include a trip towards Helsinki to visit the Finnish headquarters of Philips, Hedtec and iGuzzini.

The course was initially started by the Guerrilla Lighting event in fall 2009 by teacher Annukka Larsen.

See Guerilla Lighting report, pics, video