Despite this centrality, light is relatively invisible as a social scientific topic. Being based at LSE Cities, Configuring Light aims at developing interlinked projects focused on the ways in which light as a material is configured into built environments – and with what consequences – by using multidisciplinary and academic-practitioner collaborations.
Configuring Light is a joint initiative of Dr. Don Slater and Mona Sloane (LSE) as well as Dr. Joanne Entwistle (King’s College London). Crossing boundaries between social sciences, humanities, architecture and technology, Configuring Light aims at developing new concepts, methods and information to understand light as material culture. You can download the project brief here.
Configuring Light successfully hosted the Urban Lightscapes/Social Nightscapes workshop on the Whitecross estate in Islington
on 13-17 October 2014, explore the project here: www.socialnightscapes.org