Architectural Lighting and Light Art Festival in Tartu

Festival | 22. 10. – 22. 11. 2021

TAVA2021 – The world of light

Architectural Lighting and Light Art festival Tartu In Light (TAVA2021) will be held for the third time this autumn in Tartu, Estonia. TAVA2021 is a consistent, international, cross-disciplinary festival of light art and lighting art. The pre- and main events of the festival will last for 30 days.

The main program of the festival consists of international workshops, outdoor installations, a conference, a light fair and indoor exhibitions. Within the framework of the festival, a Light Road will be opened in the centre of Tartu which will bear the overall title Light Games in the City. TAVA2021 understands the importance of sustainability in everyday life and therefore, the art of a light festival should support the ideas of reusability, detachability, changeability, flexibility.


Early Bird registration

Registration to TAVA2021 workshops  is open at discounted price until the end of June.

LINK to early bird registration

Architectural Lighting Workshops

One of the most important and most attractive parts of the program of this year’s festival will be IALD (International Association of Lighting Designers) architectural lighting workshops led by top professionals in the field : Veronika Mayerböck (Austria), CJ Brockway (USA), Johan Moritz and Tina Wikström (Sweden).

LINK to architectural lighting workshops

Light Art

In addition to IALD workshops the program of TAVA2021 is also exciting for everyone interested in learning about light art.

Registration is open to the pixel mapping workshop led by visual artist Aleksander Sprohgis (Estonia) and technical sound and visual programming workshop led by Tatsuru Arai(Japan/Germany).

LINK to pixel-mapping _ registration

If workshop leaders are not able to travel because of the pandemic, the workshops will be held partly virtually and workshop participants will be supported in practical matters on the spot by the leaders’ assistants. We guarantee full refund of participation fee to all participants whose plans to come to Tartu are impeded by travel restrictions.

LINK to visual programming _ registration 

Lightfair is going Hybrid in Autumn 2021

TAVA2021 invites you to participate at the international Lightfair that will take place October 29-30, 2021 in hybrid format: it will be open simultaneously at the Estonian National Museum in Tartu as well as on a virtual platform. Fair booths will be open to the public at the Estonian National Museum but everyone will also be able to visit the fair, get acquainted with the exhibitors, participate at product presentations, webinars, etc. at live online events. We aim to bring together producers and consumers all over the world and raise awareness about the importance of high-quality lighting despite the epidemiological situation. All exhibitors that have booked a booth at the Estonian National Museum will be presented on the web platform both in English and Estonian free of charge. Due to possible travel restrictions we offer foreign companies the possibility to participate with a virtual fair booth only.

LINK to Lightfair

LUCI annual general meeting

TAVA2021 conference will be held alongside LUCI  annual general meeting. The Lighting Design and Light Art Conference will be held right after the workshop week, when the light festival opens to the public. This professional event aims to enhance knowledge exchange between professionals of different fields and industries. With the conference we hope to connect artists, architects, designers, planners and students interested in the field of lighting design and light art. We aim to create a platform for knowledge exchange and to stimulate cross-sectoral and global thinking in the field of light and lighting design.

LINK to LUCI meeting

LUCI is the only international forum for cities on urban lighting and will feature panel discussions, workshops and open conferences on new lighting trends and projects from cities worldwide.

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