Theme and trail for Lights in Alingsås 2022
Only One Earth. 7.9 Billion Reflections is the theme for this year's Lights in Alingsås, which will be the festival 23rd edition.
Reflections is a word that symbolises the very origin of change. When light is reflected, it spreads, and even changes course. Just like when we reflect on a thought and that thought generates new ideas, dreams, and insights. This year, Lights in Alingsås wants to illuminate the endless possibilities encapsulated in the reflections of 7.9 billion people.
Which is why our theme for 2022 is "Only One Earth. 7.9 Billion Reflections." A theme that can be interpreted in myriad ways, as it creates space for the unexpected. For who knows where the light or our thoughts will take us when we open for reflections?
This year's trail, which is roughly 3 kilometres long, takes visitors from Åmanska park to Södra Ringgatan and through the pedestrian tunnel to Sörhaga, before crossing the Säve river and Nolhaga park.
Nolhaga hill and the Plantaget footbridge are among the spots that will be lit up this year.
- We're very pleased with this year's trail, not least because it will light visitors' way through one of Alingsås' oldest neighbourhoods”. We hope that those who live along the trail will feel inspired and perhaps even festively illuminate their own gardens and balconies this year, says Camilla Boström, Event Manager for Lights in Alingsås. Our goal is for the trail to always start and finish in the city centre, and we want it to feature both urban and natural elements, including waterways.
Sparbanken Alingsås is sponsoring Children's Lights; designer and drama teacher Malin Wallin is returning to create this child-friendly installation in Plantaget this year.
Just like during previous editions, guided tours will start in Åmanska park. Those who would like to explore the installations independently can purchase a digital guided tour in the Lights in Alingsås app.
There will be several additional installations and surprises for visitors to discover along the way.
Lights in Alingsås will take place from 30 September to 6 November.
Locations along the trail:
1. The pedestrian tunnel – Kay Flounders, Scotland
2. The labyrinth – Meike Goessling, Germany/Hong Kong
3. The peninsula – Berry van Egten & Ellen Goulmy, the Netherlands
4. Nolhaga hill – Frank Seemann & Michela Bonzi, Switzerland
5. Plantaget bridge – Martina Alagna, England
6. Lugnet – Jonathan Plumpton, USA
Highlight – Children's Lights – Malin Wallin
About Lights in AlingsåsDuring the event Alingsås is alive with activity, and in recent years Lights in Alingsås has resulted in over 70,000 visits to the town in October. The lighting festival is an important international meeting place for lighting designers, students and companies. Since 2018, Lights in Alingsås has been run by Alingsås Energi.