In addition to a lecture by Japanese lighting guru Kaoru Mende, the supplementary programme is at its best for those interested in lighting. Seminar Saturday, August 27, culminates in the exciting and entertaining Guerrilla Lighting happening.

This event is intended to draw attention to the lighting of the urban environment and to show the various edifices in a new light. The idea, first realized in Manchester in 2006 by English lighting designer Martin Lupton, is intended to provoke a discussion about lighting design by providing a concrete example of what lighting can achieve.

During the event, a group of volunteers illuminate four sites with powerful rechargeable lights according to a carefully conceived plan. Lighting designer Annukka Larsen from City of Jyväskylä has selected the targets for illumination, but they are a well-kept secret until the moment comes. The starting point for the night walk is in front of The Museum of Central Finland (Keski-Suomen museo), address: Alvar Aallon katu 7. The march starts at 22:00 sharp and takes about an hour and is free and open to all, welcome!

The organizers reserve the right to cancel the event if it’s raining cats and dogs.