Light Up Your Street
The Light Up Your Street event is a 1-day tactical urbanism workshop on the values of illumination in the neighbourhood-level public spaces, such as streets, squares, alleys or playground. The goal of this event is to raise awareness on the importance of artificial light (design, positioning and technical parameters) in public space and promote light design as a tool for placemaking and tactical urbanism. During the Light Up Your Street Event, temporary light installations will be used as an instrument to test, analyse and measure the impact of light in spaces that are in need of an upgrade. The event will also be used as a toll to enhance social cohesion in the neighbourhood and to motivate public participation in public space renewal.
Who is behind the Light Up Your Street?
Light Up Your Street is a cooperative project born in 2019, at the Placemaking Week Europe in Valencia. The project is part of the Tooltest Day initiative, an event aimed to test different tactial urbanism tools in real-life, real-location context, and share the testing results as open-knowledge repository to urban design and planning practioners, educators and policy-makers. The Light Up Your Street event is managed and curated by the Tooltest Day Crew, an association of urban professionals from Europe: Todor Kesarovski (University of Stravanger, Stravanger, Norway), Angel Bondov (In|Formal, Sofia, Bulgaria), Milena Ivkovic (Blok74, Rotterdam, The Netherlands)and Viktor Kasala (Krasy Terasy, Bratislava, Slovakia).
When and where will Light Up Your Street happen?
The Tooltest event will happen between the 17th and 20th of January in Bratislava (Slovakia), Stravanger (Norway), Rotterdam (the Netherlands) and Stockholm (Sweden).
Ryan Smolar, BID Manager, Downtown Inc., Santa Ana, CA. - Stefan Gadzhovski, lighting designer, Altronic Lights, BG.
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