(Sweden) – Returning for its 22nd edition, the Lights in Alingsås organisers have revealed that the theme for this year’s event will be ‘Together’.
In a statement, the organisers said: “The world has changed quite a bit since the last ‘normal’ edition of Lights in Alingsås was held in 2019. The pandemic may not be over yet, but the time has come to slowly start reconvening, albeit at a safe distance.
“Autumn is around the corner, yet even as the days are getting shorter, brighter times await. Lights in Alingsås wants to kindle that sparkle of hope by turning on its lights and creating opportunities for visitors to gather once again.”
For the 2021 event, the same seven lighting designers who were scheduled to participate in last year’s workshop now get the chance to create this year’s installations. They will be joined by roughly 50 lighting design students from KTH Royal Institute of Technology and the Jönköping University. Partnerships with international schools will remain on hold until the global situation stabilises. New routines have also been established ahead of this year’s workshop to ensure all participants’ safety and to comply with current Covid-19 guidelines.
The trail for this year’s event will be around three kilometres long and will feature six installations spread out through the heart of the Swedish town of Alingsås. Both the trail and guided tours will start in Åmanska Parken. Visitors are also able to explore the installations independently via a digital guided tour in the Lights in Alingsås app. There are several additional installations and surprises for visitors to discover along the way.
Child-friendly installation Barnens Lights, which is sponsored by Sparbanken Alingsås, will be held in Museiparken. Designer and drama teacher Malin Wallin will create this installation.
The event will take place from 1 October to 7 November. Tickets for the guided tours have to be booked in advance and will be available later in September.