Story of Light Festival

India’s first festival exploring the intersection of science, philosophy and culture through art and design announces call for proposals

2015, being the International Year of Light as declared by the UN, we feel is the right occasion for public awareness and education of science using light as a gateway. A topic that touches everyone in different and interesting ways.

Nash Paul D’Souza, co-host, The Story of Light

Story of Light Festival 2015, Goa, India
Story of Light Festival 2015, Goa, India

From 14 to 18 January 2015, the historic city of Panjim (Goa, India) will be the backdrop to the Story of Light Festival 2015, India’s first festival exploring the intersection of science, philosophy and culture through art and design.

The Festival intends to make concepts of modern physics and the universe accessible to the general public by enabling collaborations – connecting the dots – between artists and scientists.

The organizers have now opened calls for proposals on their website, from those who would like to create or host an installation, art exhibit, workshop, screening, etc.

The hosts and collaborators include a mix of artists and scientists, both Indian and international, all of whom are committed to communicating cutting-edge science and physics into stories and art forms that will amaze, entertain and educate.

The festival will be held at prominent locations around Panjim and attendance is free. Organizers expect 50,000 visitors, including school and college students, the local public, and visiting tourists, both Indian and foreign. The overall goals of the festival are to promote science education among youth; to put modern science and cultural science on a common, intersecting platform; to increase public awareness of particle and quantum physics through the role of light; to give people new philosophical perspectives on the nature of reality; and to encourage the public to think about light technologies for sustained development and improved quality of life.

The call invites imaginative, well-conceptualized, bold and thorough proposals from scientists and artists (both institutional and individual) for the festival. The last date for sending the proposals is 31 August 2014.

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To make general enquiries about IYL2015 in India, please contact the Indian node coordinator: Bishnu Pal, Mahindra Ecole Centrale Hyderabad, Email: