Lighting Designers 2019

Moving people with light is an art. And if anyone has mastered that art, it’s our lighting designers. With knowledge and passion, they create pieces that seduce and affect. Discovers this years’ lighting designers.

CECILIA CRONELID & JOHANNA ENGER

Sverige

Cecilia has her own company called Building Pieces AB, where she works within Interior and Lighting design, teaching art and design.

Since 2018 Cecilia is holding courses within colour and light for the IA students at Konstfack, University of Art, Crafts and Design, Sweden. As a part time teacher, Cecilia loves to meet different students of different background and loves to involve them in their creativity and own thinking. Cecilia thinks it´s very interesting to see how the students can create that emotion together in small groups with limited time and materials. By using light as a way of making the scenography and using the light as another dimension of creating spaces and emotions.

Cecilia was one of the participating students of Light in Alingsås 2013 and had Ann Bureau as her Workshop Head. Together they did the installation “The Angel – Stadskyrkogården”. Cecilia completed her Architectural Lighting Design, Master of Science (MSC), KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm in 2014.

Johanna Enger completed her Architectural Lighting Design MSc, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm in 2010 and has studied and worked with design for the most part of her adult life. For example, she is the founder and designer of Lightmill AB, she is a member of the jury of Swedish Lighting Award and she is a teacher/lecturer at various design and architecture schools such as: University of arts, crafts&design Stockholm, Lund University, KTH-Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm, Academy of Design and Crafts Gothenburg. She also participated as a student in Lights in Alingsås workshop, but in 2008. Her Workshops Heads was Lotta Löfgren and Karloina Hahn. Together they did the installation at the paring lot, called Hill (Parkingshuset Hill).

She has explored and developed the combined knowledge area of light, colour and visual perception in spatial context in various projects. In the coming year, she will finish her PhD in Environmental Psychology/Lighting design at Lund University, Sweden.

Cecilia and Johanna have a great experience of teaching and they are ready to lead a group of students together as Workshop Heads this fall.

CECILIA CRONELID & JOHANNA ENGER

Sverige

Cecilia has her own company called Building Pieces AB, where she works within Interior and Lighting design, teaching art and design.

Since 2018 Cecilia is holding courses within colour and light for the IA students at Konstfack, University of Art, Crafts and Design, Sweden. As a part time teacher, Cecilia loves to meet different students of different background and loves to involve them in their creativity and own thinking. Cecilia thinks it´s very interesting to see how the students can create that emotion together in small groups with limited time and materials. By using light as a way of making the scenography and using the light as another dimension of creating spaces and emotions.

Cecilia was one of the participating students of Light in Alingsås 2013 and had Ann Bureau as her Workshop Head. Together they did the installation “The Angel – Stadskyrkogården”. Cecilia completed her Architectural Lighting Design, Master of Science (MSC), KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm in 2014.

Johanna Enger completed her Architectural Lighting Design MSc, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm in 2010 and has studied and worked with design for the most part of her adult life. For example, she is the founder and designer of Lightmill AB, she is a member of the jury of Swedish Lighting Award and she is a teacher/lecturer at various design and architecture schools such as: University of arts, crafts&design Stockholm, Lund University, KTH-Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm, Academy of Design and Crafts Gothenburg. She also participated as a student in Lights in Alingsås workshop, but in 2008. Her Workshops Heads was Lotta Löfgren and Karloina Hahn. Together they did the installation at the paring lot, called Hill (Parkingshuset Hill).

She has explored and developed the combined knowledge area of light, colour and visual perception in spatial context in various projects. In the coming year, she will finish her PhD in Environmental Psychology/Lighting design at Lund University, Sweden.

Cecilia and Johanna have a great experience of teaching and they are ready to lead a group of students together as Workshop Heads this fall.

JIM FARULA

Sverige

Jim has over 30 years of experience working with lighting in all its forms – Event, Music, Theatre and with an Architectural point of view.

It all started when he studied Environmental Design and Architecture at Suny Oswego University and Cornell University 1977-1982 in NY, USA.

Today he works at the company Informationsteknik in Stockholm, Sweden as a Lighting Designer. The company is one of Sweden’s leading suppliers of customized solutions of audio, lighting and image technology.

During the years Jim has worked with different projects in Sweden, with the design and the commissioning of Kaknästorget, Tekniska Museet and Tele 2 Arena in Stockholm. He is currently re-programming Mall of Scandinavia in Solna, Sweden.

Jim has been in Alingsås several times before and have been part of the Lights in Alingsås workshop over the years as a programmer. Jim is looking forward having a different role this year- To be a Workshop Head and to lead a group of students on his own. Together they will fulfill Jim´s vision into an installation and he´s looking forward of beginning the work on his site.

JIM FARULA

Sverige

Jim has over 30 years of experience working with lighting in all its forms – Event, Music, Theatre and with an Architectural point of view.

It all started when he studied Environmental Design and Architecture at Suny Oswego University and Cornell University 1977-1982 in NY, USA.

Today he works at the company Informationsteknik in Stockholm, Sweden as a Lighting Designer. The company is one of Sweden’s leading suppliers of customized solutions of audio, lighting and image technology.

During the years Jim has worked with different projects in Sweden, with the design and the commissioning of Kaknästorget, Tekniska Museet and Tele 2 Arena in Stockholm. He is currently re-programming Mall of Scandinavia in Solna, Sweden.

Jim has been in Alingsås several times before and have been part of the Lights in Alingsås workshop over the years as a programmer. Jim is looking forward having a different role this year- To be a Workshop Head and to lead a group of students on his own. Together they will fulfill Jim´s vision into an installation and he´s looking forward of beginning the work on his site.

ERIN SLAVIERO

Förenade Arabemiraten

Erin is an Australian lighting designer living in Dubai. She works at Nulty – Lighting Design Consultants and have been a lighting designer since 2012, working on diverse projects in retail, hospitality, civic, commercial, residential and public realm across Australia, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. In addition to her professional experience, she was a part of one of the youngest independent design teams in Vivid Festival 2015 and 2016, creating two IES award winning installations.

In 2017 she was awarded as one of Lighting Magazine’s ’40 Under Forty’ Lighting Designers of the year.

Erin thinks that working out the details of a lighting scheme, is like solving a good puzzle. She believes by being a Workshop Head she can use her leadership and puzzle-master-skills to bring out the best in the participating students and realise their unconventional and sometimes whimsical ideas.

When Erin studied her Masters of Lighting Design, she thought that on site mock-ups and experimenting is the best and most enjoyable way to learn and develop ideas. It is a great way to problem solve under a real-life brief and deadline.

Whilst not only teaching and passing on knowledge, learning from the creativity of the students under the challenges they will face together as a design team, is a perfect opportunity for personal development.

ERIN SLAVIERO

Förenade Arabemiraten

Erin is an Australian lighting designer living in Dubai. She works at Nulty – Lighting Design Consultants and have been a lighting designer since 2012, working on diverse projects in retail, hospitality, civic, commercial, residential and public realm across Australia, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. In addition to her professional experience, she was a part of one of the youngest independent design teams in Vivid Festival 2015 and 2016, creating two IES award winning installations.

In 2017 she was awarded as one of Lighting Magazine’s ’40 Under Forty’ Lighting Designers of the year.

Erin thinks that working out the details of a lighting scheme, is like solving a good puzzle. She believes by being a Workshop Head she can use her leadership and puzzle-master-skills to bring out the best in the participating students and realise their unconventional and sometimes whimsical ideas.

When Erin studied her Masters of Lighting Design, she thought that on site mock-ups and experimenting is the best and most enjoyable way to learn and develop ideas. It is a great way to problem solve under a real-life brief and deadline.

Whilst not only teaching and passing on knowledge, learning from the creativity of the students under the challenges they will face together as a design team, is a perfect opportunity for personal development.

VLADAN PAUNOVIC & JUHA HÄLIKÄÄ

Finland

Vladan and Juha is one of this year´s three teams, both working at Ramboll Architectural Lighting Design in Copenhagen and Helsinki. Ramboll is a leading engineering, design and consultancy company with several offices around the globe.

Vladan is the Architectural Lighting Designer. He is a specialist in design, management and consulting on projects with daylight and artificial light.

Between 2005-2007 he studied Architectural Lighting Design (MA) at the University of Wismar in Germany.

His portfolio includes: tailored lighting solutions for education, healthcare, offices, daylight consultancy as well as lighting design urban areas in public and private realm and lighting master plans for city districts. Vladan is responsible for several Ramboll’s award-winning projects.

Juha is the Project Manager of Architectural Lighting and he has worked the past ten years as a lighting specialist in the Ramboll Landscape Architect department. He is the product manager of Ramboll Light Studio Finland. Juha’s areas of responsible are developing design methods, and light designing processes as a whole. Light Studio is the team specialized architectural lighting. Juha has about 18 years of experience of wide variety of lighting projects, both indoors and outdoors.

In the past Vladan and Juha completed several temporary light installations. Vladan was a Workshop Head in Alingsås in 2011 and made “The Pond – Brunnsparken” with his team and Juha is a co-author of a current lighting installation called H2.0 at the on-going festival Lux Helsinki 2019.Since they have accumulated solid portions of knowledge and experience, they believe that together they can deliver an artwork that Lights in Alingsås can be proud of.

VLADAN PAUNOVIC & JUHA HÄLIKÄÄ

Finland

Vladan and Juha is one of this year´s three teams, both working at Ramboll Architectural Lighting Design in Copenhagen and Helsinki. Ramboll is a leading engineering, design and consultancy company with several offices around the globe.

Vladan is the Architectural Lighting Designer. He is a specialist in design, management and consulting on projects with daylight and artificial light.

Between 2005-2007 he studied Architectural Lighting Design (MA) at the University of Wismar in Germany.

His portfolio includes: tailored lighting solutions for education, healthcare, offices, daylight consultancy as well as lighting design urban areas in public and private realm and lighting master plans for city districts. Vladan is responsible for several Ramboll’s award-winning projects.

Juha is the Project Manager of Architectural Lighting and he has worked the past ten years as a lighting specialist in the Ramboll Landscape Architect department. He is the product manager of Ramboll Light Studio Finland. Juha’s areas of responsible are developing design methods, and light designing processes as a whole. Light Studio is the team specialized architectural lighting. Juha has about 18 years of experience of wide variety of lighting projects, both indoors and outdoors.

In the past Vladan and Juha completed several temporary light installations. Vladan was a Workshop Head in Alingsås in 2011 and made “The Pond – Brunnsparken” with his team and Juha is a co-author of a current lighting installation called H2.0 at the on-going festival Lux Helsinki 2019.Since they have accumulated solid portions of knowledge and experience, they believe that together they can deliver an artwork that Lights in Alingsås can be proud of.

KAPIL SURLAKAR

Indien

Kapil Surlakar is a practicing Architectural Lighting Designer from Goa, India. He is the director of Design at Light @ Work Design Consultants and it´s a design-based firm that specializes in providing good lighting solutions for architectural, urban and other related projects. Their motto at Light @ Work is “Ethical Design Excellence and we live by it”.

Kapil´s lighting design training was at Wismar Germany and he was a member of PLDA before it was disbanded. As a member of the PLDA he participated in Lights in Alingsås as a Workshop Head back in 2009. Kapil and his team made the installation “Garden of memories – Minneslunden”.

He is part of a group in Goa, which hosted Lights in Goa in February 2019. It´s an event by Lighting Professionals for Architectural and Lighting Professionals. Lights in Goa was from the beginning inspired by Lights in Alingsås and was arranged for the forst time in 2009.

Kapil sometimes teach lighting design in the Goa college of Architecture on a visiting lecturer basis and enjoys interacting with students.

With 15 years of experience with professional work dealing with Lighting projects, he would like to be part of this personally uplifting experience once again, whilst he shares his knowledge about luminaires and design, the technical and the conceptual approaches that he has learnt over the years.

KAPIL SURLAKAR

Indien

Kapil Surlakar is a practicing Architectural Lighting Designer from Goa, India. He is the director of Design at Light @ Work Design Consultants and it´s a design-based firm that specializes in providing good lighting solutions for architectural, urban and other related projects. Their motto at Light @ Work is “Ethical Design Excellence and we live by it”.

Kapil´s lighting design training was at Wismar Germany and he was a member of PLDA before it was disbanded. As a member of the PLDA he participated in Lights in Alingsås as a Workshop Head back in 2009. Kapil and his team made the installation “Garden of memories – Minneslunden”.

He is part of a group in Goa, which hosted Lights in Goa in February 2019. It´s an event by Lighting Professionals for Architectural and Lighting Professionals. Lights in Goa was from the beginning inspired by Lights in Alingsås and was arranged for the forst time in 2009.

Kapil sometimes teach lighting design in the Goa college of Architecture on a visiting lecturer basis and enjoys interacting with students.

With 15 years of experience with professional work dealing with Lighting projects, he would like to be part of this personally uplifting experience once again, whilst he shares his knowledge about luminaires and design, the technical and the conceptual approaches that he has learnt over the years.

NATALIE REDFORD & CLAIRE TOMARA

Skottland

Natalie and Claire both works at KSLD | EFLA Lighting Design in Scotland, Edinburgh. Natalie is the Associate Director at the company and Claire is the Lighting Designer.

They both have experience of participating and leading lighting workshops and Natalie is one of the two who participated in Lights in Alingsås workshop back in 2004 and 2005 as a student.

Before Claire completed her MA Architectural Lighting Design at Napier University, Edinburgh in 2017, she worked as an Architect at the firm Locus in Bangalore, India.
Natalie completed her MSc Architectural Lighting Design at KTH University, Stockholm in 2008. A few years later she became a teacher in MSc Architectural Lighting Design at KTH University.

Combining their backgrounds in art and architecture, they are happy to lead a workshop group to create an experiential installation, sharing their passion and knowledge of lighting and technology with a focus on having fun.

NATALIE REDFORD & CLAIRE TOMARA

Skottland

Natalie and Claire both works at KSLD | EFLA Lighting Design in Scotland, Edinburgh. Natalie is the Associate Director at the company and Claire is the Lighting Designer.

They both have experience of participating and leading lighting workshops and Natalie is one of the two who participated in Lights in Alingsås workshop back in 2004 and 2005 as a student.

Before Claire completed her MA Architectural Lighting Design at Napier University, Edinburgh in 2017, she worked as an Architect at the firm Locus in Bangalore, India.
Natalie completed her MSc Architectural Lighting Design at KTH University, Stockholm in 2008. A few years later she became a teacher in MSc Architectural Lighting Design at KTH University.

Combining their backgrounds in art and architecture, they are happy to lead a workshop group to create an experiential installation, sharing their passion and knowledge of lighting and technology with a focus on having fun.

JACKSON STIGWOOD

Australien

Jackson Stigwood is an Australian lighting designer, based in Melbourne.

He is the Co-Founder of A Billion Suns which is an independent lighting design practice. Their motto is “We are passionate about lighting in all its forms and we embrace new technologies.”

As a lighting designer he works with leaders to create progressive architectural and interior spaces within urban and rural environments. A Billion Suns use a design process that understands your aspirations and balances this with real world parameters to deliver tailored and successful lighting solutions.

Having descended from Swedish ancestors, there is a strong desire within him to research, learn and better understand its people, community and culture. Whilst undertaking this process he will bear and encourage fresh vision of Alingsås and seek to find the familiar elements within the urban environment that have slowly become invisible to the community.

Through the workshop of Lights in Alingsås, he will mentor his team in creating and establishing ways in which they can bring new appreciation to these invisible elements through the addition or subtraction of light. Jackson´s vision for the community of Alingsås is to compose a piece in which the past becomes unfamiliarly present for a moment in time.

JACKSON STIGWOOD

Australien

Jackson Stigwood is an Australian lighting designer, based in Melbourne.

He is the Co-Founder of A Billion Suns which is an independent lighting design practice. Their motto is “We are passionate about lighting in all its forms and we embrace new technologies.”

As a lighting designer he works with leaders to create progressive architectural and interior spaces within urban and rural environments. A Billion Suns use a design process that understands your aspirations and balances this with real world parameters to deliver tailored and successful lighting solutions.

Having descended from Swedish ancestors, there is a strong desire within him to research, learn and better understand its people, community and culture. Whilst undertaking this process he will bear and encourage fresh vision of Alingsås and seek to find the familiar elements within the urban environment that have slowly become invisible to the community.

Through the workshop of Lights in Alingsås, he will mentor his team in creating and establishing ways in which they can bring new appreciation to these invisible elements through the addition or subtraction of light. Jackson´s vision for the community of Alingsås is to compose a piece in which the past becomes unfamiliarly present for a moment in time.

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