Rethink The Night! Workshop

Rethink The Night! Workshop

The workshop aims at providing participants with personal visual experience of natural nightlight  as well as with opportunities of evaluating its sufficiency & at developing skills of devising darkness minded lighting design concepts and applying relevant Low Lighting Level technologies in a commensurate with the available nightlight manner.

A further goal of the workshop is to provide access to current lighting technologies and the opportunity to get familiar with three specific technologies:




The workshop is supposed to re-establish the true meaning of nightlight equally to daylight, and make lighting experts rethink about the modest night-time version of natural lighting. In this sense comparative Dark Sky Quality measurements will be carried out and evaluated.

The workshop takes place in Makrinitsa, the balcony of Mount Pelion from 24.09.2018 to 28.09.2018. Participants have to arrive at least one day earlier during the previous weekend. On the last day in the evening a farewell dinner is planned. Therefore return flights have to be booked for the subsequent weekend.

Representatives of the Workshop supporters will give lectures about specific nightscape related topics. Attractive sites have been selected to accommodate experimental nightscape concepts under the guidance of experienced Workshop Heads.

The Hellenic Illumination Committee (CIE Member) is staging the 5th International Lighting Design Workshop – ILDW on Mount Pelion from 24.09.2018 to 28.09.2018 under the auspices of the Holy Metropolis of Demetrias & Almyros. The ILDW under the headline “Rethink the Night!” aims at the integration of selected cultural heritage sites into the nightscape of Makrinitsa in an accordingly night-friendly manner by means of advanced lighting techniques.