Prof. Stefan Hofmann/DE

Burning Man – light and art in Black Rock City, Nevada

Presentation date: 24. October
Presentation time: 10:15

It has been referred to as a social experiment. Post apocalyptic training. Some call it home. The speaker will be sharing his personal experience of his participation in the Burning Man festival.

The experiment is not about discovering a supreme being – it is about discovering what is supreme in ourselves. A re-collaboration of the spirit. A reminder to step outside our bubbles, put down our screens, and re-discover ourselves above the noise. To surrender, let go and co-create a world together.

Introduced by

Prof. Stefan Hofmann/DE, Lichtwerke GmbH

Fascinated by the topic of light, since his studies of Scenography and Exhibition Design at the University of Arts and Design in Karlsruhe/DE Prof. Stefan Hofmann has been working with this medium in the context of space and architecture.

Stefan Hofmann is a lighting designer and the managing director of Lichtwerke GmbH, Cologne, with more than 20 years’ experience in architectural lighting design, theatre lighting and light art. Many of his realized projects have received national and international awards: the Boris Jelzin Presidential Center in Ekaterinburg/RU [German Lighting Design Award 2018, IES “Award of Merit” 2018, SEGD “Award of Merit” 2018, both USA], the AEB Headquarters in Stuttgart/DE [German Lighting Design Award 2018], and the Maredo Steakhaus Gendarmenmarkt in Berlin/DE [IES “Award of Merit” 2017, USA]. Since 2009, he has been Professor of Lighting Design and the Performing Arts at the Kaiserslautern University of Applied Sciences, where he heads the Faculty of Interior Architecture.