Within the scope of international collaboration, students designed lighting installations for the publicly acclaimed festival “Fête des Lumières” in Lyon.
Each year, up to 3.5 million visitors come to see the Fête des Lumières in Lyon. This Festival of Lights dates back to a custom started in the year 1643. On 8 December each year, the city's inhabitants light candles on their window sills to honour the Virgin Mary.
In 2011, the Festival of Lights organised by the City of Lyon was held from 8 to 11 December. Renowned lighting designers and artists made the city shine anew in a variety of ways. Students from the Berlin University of Technology were also among the participants and, together with fellow-students from I.A.E. Université Lyon, created five space/lighting installations on the subject of “City & Nature”. In five empty stores, the installations “Crime Scene”, “Lonely Heart Club”, “The Miracle Machine”, “Nestinginstinct” and “Once upon a time there was a tobaccoshop” were implemented. The international collaboration of students was sponsored by Zumtobel.