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.
Read about Configuring Light's pilot research on urban lighting in cooperation with Speirs+Major and Derby Council on the blog.