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 Roundtables
In 2016, Configuring Light has received LSE HEIF5 funding to establish an expert working group to develop an actionable agenda for tackling social inequalities in public lighting.
ESRC Seminar Series
The Configuring Light ESRC seminars bring together lighting (design) practitioners with academics from a range of disciplines in a series of seminars to enable dialogue and debate on issues around light and lighting.
International Workshop Series with iGuzzini
Funded by iGuzzini, Dr Elettra Bordonaro has joined Configuring Light to host a series of international workshops to explore how social research can be integrated in design processes.
Urban Lightscapes/Social Nightscapes Muscat
The second workshop in the iGuzzini-supported workshop series was a collaboration with the German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech) and took place 25-28 April 2016 in Muscat, Oman. Students of the Urban Planning and Architecture Department worked in Souq al Seeb for four days on social research and lighting design.
Urban Lightscapes/Social Nightscapes Acland Burghley School
CL kicked off a series of six international light workshops in collaboration with iGuzzini-funded LSE Visiting Fellow Dr Elettra Bordonaro at Acland Burghley comprehensive school on 26th January 2016. The workshop culminated in a public lighting event on 27th January from 6.30-8.30pm at Acland Burghley comprehensive school.
7th ESRC Research Seminar ‘Light and Lighting in Visual Culture
The seventh ESRC-funded Configuring Light research seminar took place on Wednesday 14 September in the beautiful Shaw Library at the LSE. This was a more arts and humanities facing seminar, a departure from the focus of our previous ones, which...Read More
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...Read More
Social Lightscapes Workshop – Paris! 27-30 October
Applications invited for our final Social Lightscapes Workshop - Place des Fêtes, Paris. 27-30 October...Read More
Atmospheric Communities – seminar with Mikkel Bille 17 May, 12.30-14.00, LSE
LSE Sociology and the Configuring Light research group are delighted to host a seminar by...Read More
Light and Wellbeing: final ESRC seminar (27 April)
The most pervasive, and popular, issues about light revolve around ‘wellbeing’, a term that covers...Read More
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