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About us

Light Asia is a non-profit organisation (NPO) offering workshops to inspire and educate students in a fulfilling way for global lighting designers to share their professional experience with the next generation of designers. Through these workshops, we aim to support building a lighting design network between international designers and attended students continuously.​ Most importantly, we intend to strengthen the importance of lighting design throughout Asia.

Our Team.

Jack Choo
Founder of Light Asia

Light Asia aims to become a trigger to invigorate the lighting design industry throughout Asia.

Bosun Lee
Vice President
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Florian Douet
Honoured member
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Miki Matsushita
Honoured member
  • What is the purpose of Light Asia?
    Light Asia is a non-profit organization that ultimately strives to support lighting design networking among international designers and students through workshops.
  • Which universities have Light Asia worked with?
    Light Asia has worked with the following universities: 2023 Kumamoto: Kumamoto University and Sojo University 2019 Shanghai: Tong Ji University, Fudan University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and China East Normal University. 2018 Fukuoka: Various universities in Fukuoka 2017 Bangkok: Chulalongkorn University 2015 Daegu: Youngnam University 2013 Paju: Various universities in Seoul
  • How long do the annual Light Asia events last?
    Light Asia’s annual event usually last between 3-5 days.
  • How long does it take to prepare to host the annual event?
    The Light Asia team spends 3-4 months preparing for the annual event.
  • What happens during the Light Asia event?
    During the event, designers and students are partnered into groups to collectively attend sessions to grasp understanding of the location, application of lighting, characteristics of the implemented design concepts, discuss possible improvements, and to understand the process of design and installation. After these meetings, sponsors work on lighting preparation. Then professional installers or electricians work on lighting installation with the assistance of students under the supervision of the group designers. On the last day, presentation of the design concepts are conducted for review and feedback.
  • What is the cost to attend the event?
    There are no fees to attend the festival itself. However, personal expenses such as food, travel, and hotel reservations are the sole responsibility of the student.
  • Are there any pre-requisites that students must meet in order to be eligible to attend?
    Light Asia festival invitations come directly from students’ educational institution. Any pre-requisites are mandated by universities and should be addressed with university administration.
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Light Asia in the Press.

arc June/July Issue 116  

Published on Jun 4, 2020  

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