Crossing boundaries between social sciences, humanities, architecture and technology, Configuring Light aims to develop new concepts, methods and information to understand light as material culture. The assumptions at the core of the project are twofold:
Light consumption has a greater impact on energy use than any other single social practice; changes in light use stemming from new knowledges and methodologies can make a huge environmental and economic contribution.
Light, as a fundamental feature of social life and of design, provides grounds for deeper methodological integration between social sciences and design disciplines, with possibilities of dramatic changes of practice on both sides of this divide. You can download the project brief here.