Light is fundamental to our lives. All social life happens in some degree of light and darkness. Light structures the kinds of social practices and interactions we enter into at home or on the street, how safe we feel and how well we can navigate through social spaces. Configuring Light/Staging the Social is an interdisciplinary research programme based at Sociology Department of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Supported by the LSE and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), it explores the role lighting plays in our everyday life to help build a better social knowledge basis for lighting design interventions.
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Reflections on Configuring Light by Mark Major, Principal at Speirs + Major

Reflections on Configuring Light Closing keynote at Tackling Inequalities Launch on 12 May 2016 By Mark Major, Principal at Speirs + Major   Good evening. My name is Mark Major. I am a Principal of a lighting design practice - Speirs + Major. Whilst I...

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Reflections on the 6th ESRC Seminar ‘Light and Methodologies’

The sixth Configuring Light seminar took place at LSE on 3 March 2016 at the London School of Economics and focused on the theme of Methodologies. The aim of the session was to explore different methodologies and approaches for understanding...

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Mona Sloane in The Guardian Housing: Darkness is a luxury not granted to Britain’s council estates

Mona Sloane has written an opinion piece for The Guardian Housing on the issue of...

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Report launch and film: Tackling inequalities in the lighting of towns and cities

The way that urban spaces, such as social housing estates, are lit reinforce the increasing...

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CL Lighting Design Workshop featured in Oman Observer

The Oman Observer has featured the 'Urban Lightscapes/Social Nightscapes Muscat' workshop: Configuring Light team are...

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