Traverso Vighy and Light Collective are jointly organising a workshop in the heart of Tuscany to explore lighting design for heritage spaces that also enable us to preserve darkness and the view of the night sky. The event will take place in the monastery village of Abbadia a Isola from 2nd – 3rd November 2023. This tiny village is a heritage preserve and the focus of the workshop is to help create the right lighting approach throughout.

The event comprises a number of objectives including a workshop/living lab scenario where participants will get practical and hands-on playing with light and luminaires,  and produce a concept in a team for a site that will be presented to the local municipality to demonstrate exemplar lighting. Participants also get to stay the night in the monastery located within the village as part of the experience.

It is a chance to be part of an intimate and exclusive experience in the unpolluted night sky of Tuscany. Going Dark aims to promote the town, the co-existence of light, architecture and darkness proving it is possible to celebrate architectural heritage whilst also considering and therefore protecting the night sky.

Use this link to sign up and to find out more information: Please note, there is a cost to participate in the workshop of 75 Euros.

Going Dark is working with supporters Iguzzini and City Green Light to make the event happen.

It is also supported by ROLAN, Comune di Monteriggioni, Osservatorio Astronomico Università di Siena, AD 1213, Associazione Amici del Castello, Unione Astrofili Senesi, the Tuscany Environment Foundation and LUCE magazine.

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