Uninviting and cold places were transformed into liveable domains for people to feel part of their community in Alingsas. Since 2000 lighting designers from all over the world have come together each autumn to take part in Lights in Alingsas which continues this year until the 31st of October. It comprises of a week long workshop led by established independent lighting designers in which groups of lighting students of all ages develop concepts and then realize the projects across six sites. Philips contributed technical support and products for three of these. 'The Pedestrian Underpass', the team led by Karen ven Creveld, changed from a place you would not like to go at night to one where you could meet together, with the lighting gently changing matched to the team of designer's heart beats (Philips Color Graze used). At 'The Canal', Deike Canzler created a concept which revisited the history of the place in front of a clothes factory (Philips Color Blast and C Splash used) and in the 'Street Space', lighting designer Allan Ruberg transformed an uninspiring residential street into one where people would feel safe and enjoy a sense of community in the evenings (Philips Pro Flood used). All in all a great event in which 75000 people visited and annually has a place in helping develop understanding in the value of good lighting design.