Architectural Lighting Design

International light traditions

Many traditions and rituals include light as a spiritual element. The observation of the symbolic meaning reveals fascinating aspects of light as an essential element of mankind and reminds of historical or natural events. Throughout the world people still celebrate light traditions which might reach centuries back. The international analysis with the lighting design students presents a valuable step for intercultural communication. Beside classical elements like fire and candles people started to incorporate also modern lighting technology to substitute risky flames or to gain new lighting effects. An online data base with the function of a world map enabled an efficient handling and an attractive visualisation. Each project was documented with the site, time and frequency, meaning as well as history.