The first International Lighting Design Worlshop @Eme3 proposes an inmersive experience in the development of a practical, hands-on lighting design project. The case study offers varied and suggestive opportunties for the participants to work on several, specific applications:
- On one hand, the architectural context of a former industrial building, a historical site that has been renovated and turned into a Center for the Arts and Culture, the Fabra i Coats textile complex, driven by the municipality of Barcelona.
- The specific needs of an ephemeral architectural intervention whose programme includes workshops, talks and lectures, cultural and networking activities in the context of the Eme3 International Architecture Festival (27-31st June).
- An exhibition space where architectural and social projects will be displayed as part of an international call for projects, the Share It space, that will remain open to the public as a temporary exhibition during the month of July.

Postgraduate course in Architectural Lighting Design, Universitat Pompeu i Fabra and ELISAVA-Higher Design and Engineering School of Barcelona. www.elisava.net
Eme3, International Architecture Festival. www.eme3.org
Executive Production and Pedagogic Consultants: www.lupercales.org

Students or professionals of design, architecture, lighting designers, scenographers, visual artists, photographers, and anybody interested in applying the lighting language in their creative or professional field. No prior experience is needed.
Places limit: 40.
Inscription fee: 100€ (20% off for confirmations before 05/31)
Inscription open until june 21st 2013
+info: postgrado@elisava.net

Jordi Ballesta. Director of the Postgraduate course in Architectural Lighting Design, Elisava.
Alberto Barberá, IALD (International Association of Lighting Designers). Independent lighting consultant. Guest workshop tutor at Master in Architectural Lighting Design, ETSAM, (Madrid).
Irene Bas, APDI (Asociación Profesional de Diseñadores de Iluminación). Lighting Designer, lighting workshop tutor at Elisava Design School and teacher at Istituto Europeo de Design (Barcelona).
Paolo Portaluri, APDI senior member. Professional practice in Lighting Design, works in Spain, Italy and Mexico. Co-founder, with Irene Bas, of the Il.luminAccions lighting programme at Elisava Design School.

Case Study

1. Eme3_plaza build-it

This central, open air space between the exhibition space and the common facilities is conceived as a urban activator. The ephemeral construction that is to be built at the Eme3_Plaza is the result of an open call for projects, and it will be announced in the few days.
The main activities here will be during the night, from noon until 1:00AM, when the festival finishes its diary activities. Live music, performance events and film screenings are some of the contents of the programme of this space.

2- Common facilities

The festival sessions during the day will take place mainly in the interior of the former industrial facilities. Four days of interchange and debate, lectures and talks. The interior of the building has been recently renovated and the lighting design in this space will create an interplay between the restoration and the history of the building and its structure.
Daylight analysis and control will be fundamental in this case.
Following the activities in the auditorium, different scenes will be programmed using control systems by our technological partners and sponsors.

3. Access to the facilities, façade and outdoor lighting

Onced defined the main point of view of the Plaza, guided by the winning design, we would be able to stablish an architectural “backdrop” for the activities, and lit it up in consequence using outdoor projectors and equipment. The access to Fabra i Coats Cultural facilities will be light up to communicate the event to the surrounding area. The work in designing a “corporate lightscape” for the event will give opportunity to the
students to practice with the potential that light has as a means of communication.

4. Exhibition Space – Share-It

This space has been partially renovated and will host the exhibition of the architectural and social projects displayed at Eme3 2013 Edition. During the month of July, the exhibition will remain open and the lighting design here will act in two aspects: daylight control and installation design. Here is where the most creative side of the work of the participants will play its part, with unconventional and experimental solutions.


What we propose is to bring an opportunity to live a practical experience in light planning, based in a real and motivating case study. Many aspects of the work of a professional lighting designer/planner are included in this project. Everyone is invited to join and enjoy the different situations that this complex case study has to offer. No worries about production issues, we’ve done this kind of things before… The workshop includes a lot of hands-on practice and focuses in the playful, personal experience with light that will help you reinforce your knowledge about how light really works in practice. We will bring the time and space for this to happen, in an architectural context full of history (and future).
The “preview” sessions are open to everybody and will be live-streamed on the internet, so participants would have a fundamental introduction to the characteristics of the project.

Lighting Equipment
The materials for the intervention will be provided by our sponsors and partners from the lighting industry:

Lighting Design Workshop Programme

“Preview” Sessions – COAC www.coac.net
On May 31st and June 14th two open introductory sessions will be held in the facilities of the ELISAVA school. The materials and lectures regarding this sessions will be accesible on the internet.

Preview Session 01: Friday 31st May 16:30-20:30.
Workshop Presentation.
1.- Presentation of the 2013 Edition of Eme3 Festival: “Topías”.

2.- Presentation of the Elisava Postgraduate course in Lighting Design.

3.- Lupercales: Learning from Temporary interventions.
Case Study

4.- Project Briefing:
a) Eme3 Plaza
b) Share It space
c) Corporate image, outdoor and façade lighting
d) Conference hall and common facilities

5.- Documentation.
Proposed Exercise 1: Project analysis and context. Visual references. Deadline: 7th June.
Workshop attendants will have access to Fabra i Coats facilities during June to study and explore the site on its own initiative.

Streaming at http://new.livestream.com/accounts/2985936/events/2133442
Preview Session 02: Friday 14th June 17:00-20:30.
1.- Basic concepts of lighting technique and technology. Light sources, luminaire typologies and photometry.

2.- Technical Material for the intervention. Sponsor’s catalogue and main features.

3.- Visual tools for concept development and communication.

4.- Exercise 1 review.
Proposed Exercise 2: Concept development and sketch drawing. Deadline: 20th June.


Workshop – Fabra i Coats (Fabra i Coats Fábrica de Creació, Carrer Sant Adrià, 20. 08030 Barcelona.)
Workshop Day -1. Friday 21st June 17:00-20:00

Guided Tour to the case study with former workers of the facilities.
Groupworking: Pre-defining the concept.

Workshop Day 1. Saturday 22nd June 10:00-14:00+16:00-20:00
10:00 Groupwork
13:00 Review and put-together
14:00 Pause
16:00 Technical plots and calculations.
18:00 Hands-on light! Experimenting the materials and technique

Workshop Day 2. Sunday 23rd 17:00-21:00
Mock-ups. 1:1 scale tests.

Workshop Day 3. Monday 24th 17:00-22:00
Groupwork: Installation.

Workshop Day 4. Tuesday 25th 17:00-22:00
Groupwork: Final Set up, adjustment. Graphic and video documentation.

Eme3 2013 Opening Wednesday 27th
Guided tour through the installation.

Open Talk @Eme3
Results presentation and panel display, conclussions.

+info: postgrado@elisava.net