In September of this year, Italy hosted the Luci in Riviera international festival of light, the technical sponsor of which, for the second time, was IntiLED, with the support of our partners Wieland Electric Rus. The festival attracts more and more attention every year and has already entered the short list of the darc awards 2018.
Luci in Riviera is a unique educational project in Italy that, with the help of light, tells about the cultural heritage of the Riviera del Brenta, the waterway connecting Padua and Venice. Here you can see luxurious Venetian villas with a rich history and dazzling architectural compositions of Palladium, frescoes by Giotto and Mantegna.
The festival program included workshops and master classes on lighting design, excursions, and social projects. The theme of this year, "Un mondo di luce" ("World of Light"), became the basis of creative experiments for lighting designers from Italy, Russia, China, Israel, and Iran. Within two weeks, the workshop participants created light installations using the landscape and city sights of the city of Dolo. The light in installations became a communication tool for designers and allowed telling about the history of a small town. With the help of IntiLED equipment, participants were able to create a new vision of historic buildings of Dolo. All art objects were implemented under the guidance of experienced mentors.
"We are really glad IntiLED supports Luci in Riviera and its robust luminaires are always appreciated and installed by participants. The long standing tradition of cultural exchanges between Venice and Saint Petersburg is, once more, the opportunity for working together with something that has a big impact on people and their daily life and create lighting design for unusual spaces making the projects very special," said Roberto Corradini, art director and ideological inspirer of Luci in Riviera.
More than 6,000 visitors to the festival also appreciated the beauty of the transformed Dolo, thanks to the Open Nights excursions. Residents and guests of the city rediscovered familiar streets, talked with the authors of installations.
Festival events were devoted to social issues. Employees of the day care center for people with disabilities created a show using light installations as a prop. The evening game BabyGuerrilla organized for children was held in the park. Little researchers, armed with LED luminaires and color filters, were able to defeat their fear of the darkness.
Every year, the organizers are approaching their goal of making Dolo the tourist and cultural center of the Riviera del Brenta.