Saturday, 19 September 2009

First Tampere Guerilla Lighting a Stunning Success


YO-talo, design by Essi Santala, photo Riikka Kunnari

Song Stage, design by Otto Suojanen, photo Riikka Kunnari

Song Stage, design by Tiina Järvinen, photo Riikka Kunnari

Ojakatu, design by Elina Nopanen, photo Riikka Kunnari

Old Customs House, design by Crista Parviainen, photo Riikka Kunnari
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On Thursday night a big audience gathered on Tampere main square Keskustori to follow the first Guerilla Lighting event in Tampere. Fifty tourch carriers in uniform coats, followed by the light designers, organisers and some one thousand citizens marched around the city center to four destinations. The procession was accompanied by the Swaeg Collective.

The aim of the show by the lighting design students was to invide the streets with light for a moment and illuminate some forgotten architectural gems. This was a demonstration of the power of light in skilful hands.

Arrangers of this event were SuperMukava Design Store, lighting design students from TAMK School of Art and Media headed by light designers Annukka Larsen and Antti Hiltunen. Torch carriers were people recruited by DesignOnTampere event and students from TAMK.

See video on Tampere Guerilla Lighting (Aamulehti)

Read more about the background
Read about the international Guerilla Lighting Campaign

Guerrilla Lighting –events

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