»Light & Built Heritage« - International Conference

The two-day international conference »Light & Built Heritage« will take place on Thursday, 28th and Friday 29th November, 2019 at the Faculty of Architecture and Design, Wismar University of Applied Sciences, Technology, Business and Design. Experts from the fields of monument conservation, lighting design, architecture and architectural history will discuss the lighting of built heritage monuments and sites from different perspectives.


Hanseatic City of Wismar – 
 Heritage Site

The »Light & Built Heritage« conference will take place in the Hanseatic City of Wismar on the Baltic Sea coast of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The historic old town of Wismar was included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2002. Wismar began to bloom in the late Middle Ages, as evidenced by many historic buildings in the old town and the grand red brick Gothic churches.

Hochschule Wismar – Faculty of Architecture 
and Design

The conference will take place at the Faculty of Architecture and Design of the University of Applied Sciences Wismar. It was here that Jan Blieske, professor at the international master‘s course Architectural Lighting Design, and Dr.-Ing. Arnd Hennemeyer, professor for World Heritage Studies, began to develop »Light and lighting in built heritage« as an area of competence.


Day 1 – 28.11.2019

Day 1 – 28.11.2019

10:30 Welcoming speech by Prof. Jan Blieske and Prof. Dr. Arnd Hennemeyer
Welcoming speech by Bodo Wiegand-Hoffmeister, Director of Hochschule Wismar

10:45 Prof. Jan Blieske (D) and Prof. Dr. Arnd Hennemeyer (D) ­ »Introduction to built heritage and light«

11:00 Prof. Dr. Arnd Hennemeyer (D) ­ »Authenticity regarding light and lighting in built heritage«

11:30 Coffee break

11:45 Winfried Brenne (D) ­ »Cautious reconstruction – Scharoun Theatre Wolfsburg«

12:15 Claudia Devaux (FR) - »Respecting built heritage – balancing preservation and intervention«

12:45 Lunch break

14:15 Anuj Gala (FI) - »The whispering lights of Tallinn Old Town - UNESCO world heritage site«

14:45 Henry Krampitz (D) ­ »Blue is not simply blue – understanding material and its impact on the perception of light«

15:15 Mauricio Sánchez Faúndez (CL) »The goals and tools for built heritage preservation in Chile – a governmental strategy«

15:45 Coffee break

16:15 Prof. Dr. Römhild (DE) »The quality of lighting in historic urban space – lighting concepts for Bad Doberan«

16:45 Susanna Antico (IT) - »Sophisticated lighting scheme for De Grote Markt, Antwerpen – understanding the location, the building, and the client« 

Day 2 – 29.11.2019

Day 2 – 29.11.2019

10:00 Welcoming speech by Dr. Ramona Dornbusch (D)

10:30 Dr. Vladimir Ivanovici (CH) »The ritual meaning of light in architecture – early mediaeval churches in the North Adriatic region«

11:00 Coffee break

11:15 Virginie Nicolas (FR) »The stories light can tell – interpreting architecture through light«

11:45 Franz Doppelreiter (AT) ­ »State-of- the-art technology to support authenticity – chandeliers in Liechtenstein City Palace in Vienna«

12:15 Lunch break

13:45 Dr. Stephen Cannon­Brookes (UK) ­ »Daylight in museums and historic buildings – responsibilities and opportunities« 

14:15 Francesco Iannone + Serena Tellini (IT) »Designing appropriate lighting - understanding the artist. The Monza Method«

14:45 Coffee break

15:15 Panel discussion »Lighting built heritage – Can we agree on some general principles of action?« Chaired by Prof. Jan Blieske and Prof. Dr. Arnd Hennemeyer
Dr. Ramona Dornbusch (D),
Dr. Vladimir Ivanovici (CH), Susanna Antico (IT),
Dr. Stephen Cannon­Brookes (UK)

Partner Hotels

The following hotels offer a limited number of rooms at special rates for the conference. Please state the name of the conference "Light & Built Heritage" when booking via e-mail. The reservation contingent is valid for bookings until 15.11.2019.

Hotel New Orleans

Runde Grube
23966 Wismar
Telefon: +49 3841 26860
Mail: service@hotel-new-orleans.de
Special rate for conference: single room per night: 60,00€


Park Inn by Radisson Wismar

Alter Holzhafen 28
23966 Wismar
Fon: +49 3841 25750
Mail: info.wismar@parkinn.com
Special rate for conference: single room per night, incl. breakfast: 85,00€


Pension Chez Fasan

Bademutterstr. 20
23966 Wismar
Fon: +49 3841 213425
Mail: service@pension-chez-fasan.de
Special rate for conference: single room per night, incl. breakfast: 35,00€



Conference fees

Regular: 180 EUR
Members of LiTG: 150 EUR
Members of AK-Berlin, AK-Mecklenburg-Vorpommern: 150 EUR
Public administration, educational institutions, foundations, associations : 30 EUR
Students (limited number of tickets): 20 EUR

Members of partner organisations please indicate their membership number when registering.

The number of participants is limited to 120.

Please use the button below to register for the conference. You will be forwarded to the external website of LiTG Deutsche Lichttechnische Gesellschaft e.V.

Register here