Now in its third iteration, following Bergkamen and Hamm, Urban Lights Ruhr transforms Hagen into a testing ground for light art. Eight artistic light interventions make a statement in the city of Hagen by offering new perspectives onto the familiar. Today, Hagen’s industrial past reveals itself in a complex urban structure. The city’s variegated appearance has been marked by layers of historical construction, and what’s been concealed in the process has been slow to reemerge: the view of the River Volme is reopened, access to the Ennepe can once again be used after the factories flanking it have been discontinued. Decorative elements on the main railway station appear in a new light, while a neglected city quarter’s potential is taken seriously again.