New event to bring lighting and architecture together

A major new event in the lighting calendar has been unveiled with the aim of bringing the lighting and architecture professions together.

lightspace dot london is designed to bridge the gap between the two disciplines, promote mutual understanding and encourage collaborations.

It features two days of curated talks and debates on the theme of the integration of electric and natural light. Half the speakers are architects and half are lighting designers and artists.

‘With this event, we wanted to bring the two professions together to promote dialogue and the cross fertilisation of ideas’, says programme director Ray Molony. ‘We feel strongly that the best projects are delivered when the barriers between the disciplines are broken down. To truly integrate electric lighting into buildings and architecture, we need to work together and be inspired by each other. It’s the integration of both electric and natural lighting into architecture where the magic really happens.’

The event is organised by Lighting magazine and backed by the International Association of Lighting Designers. Confirmed speakers include the lighting designers Andreas Shultz, Dean Skira, Tim Downey, Rogier van der Heide and Paul Traynor, architects John McRae, Ben Adams, Dipesh Patel, Xaveer Claerhout and Barbara Van Biervliet.

A series of panel discussions will look at issues and themes common to both professions. One will promote debate on how lighting design can be democratised and brought to everyone in the form of ‘social lighting’. Anotherwill ask: why is it easier to get a landscape designer appointed to a project than a lighting designer?

It’s all part of Europe’s largest annual lighting event as it’s co-located with LuxLive, the UK’s largest lighting exhibition, and Strategies in Light, Europe’s leading LED lighting conference on 18 and 19 November 2015 at ExCeL London.

Exhibiting brands backing the event include Zumtobel, iGuzzini, Hess, Selux, Hoffmeister, LED Linear, Anolis, Forma, Rako, GVA, Rako, Applelec and Unilamp UK.

- The event is free is registered visitors. Register at www.lightspace.london