Lighting Installation Workshop at ALBA: A Bright Success Beirut

25th June 2024

(Lebanon) – The Interior Architecture section of the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts (ALBA-UOB) in collaboration with Cherine Saroufim, hosted a dynamic interdisciplinary lighting installation workshop for students to learn lighting installation techniques and technologies.

Led by Dr. Amardeep Dugar of Victoria University of Wellington and Cherine Saroufim, MFA Lighting, Parsons – The New School, the event brought together students, professors, and industry sponsors for a unique learning experience. Students from the Dekwaneh and Koura campuses, coming from diverse creative fields such as architecture, interior design & architecture, animation, and visual arts, explored new concepts and experimented with innovative lighting techniques.

Participants were provided with a comprehensive understanding of the latest lighting installation techniques and technologies through interactive sessions, practical demonstrations, and collaborative projects; using theory and practice to examine the relationship between function, emotion, and context through real-life scenarios.

The workshop was sponsored by the IALD (International Association of Lighting Designers) and actively supported by WIL (Women in Lighting), their involvement emphasising the importance of diversity, sustainability, inclusivity, and high professional standards in lighting design.

The workshop highlighted the power of collaboration between educational, social, and professional communities. It was made possible through the support of a series of lighting sponsors, including Zumtobel Lighting, iGuzzini, Tridonic, LEDFlex Group, Lumiere Group Lighting, Linea Light Group, Simon Electric Center, Light Avenue by Debbas, and Unilux Group.