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Don Slater to speak at Professional Lighting Design Convention

Don Slater & Configuring light are excited to announce thier contribution to PLDC 2018 in Singapore on 26. October on the topic “Social lighting and smart lighting: can they connect?” It...

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Phase 1 of Pathways to Smart lighting: Launched!

How do we define a city and its lighting as ‘smart’? The survey which forms phase one of our research collaboration with Luci (Lighting Urban Community International)- has been launched!...

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New Publication in Science Museum Group Journal’s Special Issue

  We are pleased to announce the publication of a piece by Jo Entwistle and Don Slater: ‘Light as material/lighting as practice: urban lighting and energy’ in the Science Museum Group...

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Social Lightscapes publication launch at Frankfurt Light and Building

A really special event for us: CL delighted to be guests of iGuzzini at Frankfurt Light and Building to launch our Social Lightscapes Workshops publication. This culminates our three year...

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Launching Social Lightscapes Workshop publication

We're pleased and proud to be launching a new publication, Social Lightscapes Workshops. This is the final publication of our workshop series exploring social research in lighting design, supported by...

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CL in new research project: ‘Disconnected Infrastructures and Violence Against Women: digital technologies in Indian cities’

CL are part of team that has won a major British Academy grant to study 'Disconnected Infracstructures and Violence against Women' in India. The project explores women’s knowledge of and...

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CL shortlisted for PLDC award!

We are really delighted to announce that Configuring Light has been shortlisted for the Professional Lighting Design Recognition Award 2017 in the category, ‘Award for Research’, to be presented during...

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Social Lightscapes Workshop – Paris! 27-30 October. Deadline extended

We have a few places left for our final Social Lightscapes Workshop, at Place des Fetes, Paris 27-30 October: Deadline for applications, or expressions of interest, has been extended to...

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Social Lightscapes Workshop – Paris! 27-30 October

Applications invited for our final Social Lightscapes Workshop - Place des Fêtes, Paris. 27-30 October 2017. Configuring Light (London School of Economics) – in partnership with PLDC and iGuzzini, and in...

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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 Mikkel Bille, one of the central voices in the emerging literatures on the material culture...

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Light and Wellbeing: final ESRC seminar (27 April)

The most pervasive, and popular, issues about light revolve around ‘wellbeing’, a term that covers a wide range of potential impacts of lighting on physical and mental health and quality...

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Social Lightscapes Workshop – ROME!

Places available for our next Social Lightscapes Workshop - this time in a suburb of Rome, 4-7 April - contact us if interested, and do spread the word through your...

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Social Lightscapes Workshop – Brisbane West End

We're getting ready for CL's 4th Social Lightscapes workshop: hosted by QUT in Brisbane's West End area, 13-16 December. Some places still available for participants to join us. Sponsored by...

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Social Lightscapes Workshop – Timisoara, Romania

CL's third iGuzzini-sponsored Social Lightscapes Workshop was held in Timisoara, Romania 6-9 October. Elettra and Don worked with a group of 25 architecture students, developing a new approach to social...

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Project Resist – Light graffitti and light activism at LSE Resist Festival

What do you RESIST? Send us your answers TODAY (#ProjectResist or on FaceBook LSEResist or @ConfigLight). Then join Light Collective/SLM at LSE Friday night (30/9/16, 7.30) to see all our responses...

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Light in Visual Culture: 7th ESRC seminar (14 Sept) –

Light is critical to our relationship to the sensory world; so too our visual representations of it. This seventh ESRC-funded seminar explores the many dimensions of light and lighting in...

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CL in Cartagena lighting research and pilot installation

CL participated in a project in the Getsemani district of Cartagena, Colombia: street research and pilot installation of a new lantern design in Calle Tripita y Media (9-16 July 2016). This...

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Mona Sloane on Impact as Dialogue on the LSE Impact Blog

Knowledge exchange and impact activities often have to negotiate, incorporate and synthesise different kinds of expertise. Mona Sloane looks at how the Configuring Light Roundtables have sought to bring together...

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CL in architects datafile: Tackling in equalities in lighting of towns and cities

The lessons learned from Configuring Light's roundtables project on lighting inequalities has been featured in Architects Datafile, you can read more here.

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Lux Magazine on Configuring Light’s Light Inequalities Project

The lighting industry magazine LUX has covered Configuring Light's light inequalities project. You can read more here.

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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 light inequalities on UK's council estates, you can read it here.

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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 levels of inequality faced by cities says a new report by the Configuring Light research...

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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 currently in Muscat, Oman, to work with architecture and urban design students at GUtech on...

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Join us for the launch of the ‘Social Inequalities in Public Lighting’ report!

Next month, we will launch a new report on social inequalities in public lighting. The event will take place on 12 May 2016, 5-7pm, in the Shaw Library (Old Building) of the...

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Architecture Triennale Milan 2016 shows Urban Lightscapes/Social Nightscapes exhibition

This year's Architecture Triennale Milan will showcase Configuring Light's Urban Lightscapes/Social Nightscapes exihibition. It will document the Urban Lightscapes/Social Nightscapes project, an innovative week‐long workshop which brought international lighting designers, architects,...

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Mona Sloane and Elettra Bordonaro to speak at EcoBuild 2016

Mona Sloane and Elettra Bordonaro will be speaking about the Urban Lightscapes project at EcoBuild 2016 on 8 March 2016, participating in the seminar 'Creating Successful Places with Light and...

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NEW PROJECT – Configuring Light launches expert working group to tackle social inequalities in public lighting

On 12 February 2016, Configuring Light is launching an expert working group to tackle social inequalities in public lighting. The project is funded by LSE HEIF5 and assembles high-profile experts...

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Configuring Light to host next ESRC seminar ‘Light Methodologies’ on 3 March 2016, 1–5pm, at LSE

If you would like to attend this seminar, please email configuringlight@lse.ac.uk to confirm your place. The sixth Configuring Light ESRC Seminar will take place on 3 March (1-5pm) at LSE (Graham Wallas...

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Lighting workshop at London’s Acland Burghley comprehensive school a great success

We kicked off our 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...

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Configuring Light successfully hosts 5th ESRC seminar in collaboration with Philips

Configuring Light's 5th ESRC seminar series successfully continued on 3 December 2015 with the seminar ‘Cities, Light, Technology’, funded by the ESRC and hosted by Philips in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Speaker's...

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