Keith to take part in K11 Kulture Webinar

July 08 2020 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Keith will be speaking as part of the K11 Kulture Webinar Series on 11 July, 9.30 BST, on the topic of ‘Post-COVID 19 era: Design with the times’.

Register now here for free.
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‘Saving the Night’ webinar

June 12 2020 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Education | Events
Mark will be participating in a webinar, ‘Saving the Night’ as part of the London Festival of Architecture 2020. The webinar will focus on issues around public lighting in London with a particular emphasis on the river. It asks how we might redress the problems of over-lighting, light pollution and ecological impacts created by artificial light while improving the experience of the public realm after dark and supporting the night-time economy.

An expert panel, chaired by design guru Stephen Bayley and comprising speakers Alex Lifschutz (Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands), Mark Major (Speirs + Major), Mathew Frith (London Wildlife Trust) and Don Slater (London School of Economics), will participate in a 45-minute online event consisting of a series of short presentations followed by Q&A.

The webinar will take place live ‪on 18 June 2020, from 17:00 – 18:00‬, register here via Eventbrite now!

Keith takes part in IALD Lighting Conversations

June 05 2020 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Watch Keith speaking to Adam Scott, Global Creative Director of FreeState about "Experiences on the Edge", part of the IALD Lighting Conversations.

With a shared interest in the edges of architecture, technology and brand experiences Speirs + Major and FreeState have collaborated on several unique projects. In a time when our experience of sharing space and congregating has extra poignancy designing a 24hr experience and enlivening the dusk economy are particularly interesting to dream of and discuss.

Mark features in Episode 2 of [d]arc thoughts

May 29 2020 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Earlier this week, Mark spoke to Paul James of [d]arc media for Episode 2 of [d]arc thoughts. The conversation ranges from life in lockdown to some of Mark’s career highlights thus far.

Westminster Abbey chandeliers turn blue

May 12 2020 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Westminster Abbey was lit in blue for the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale today.

It was wonderful to see the built-in flexibility of the new lighting scheme we have designed for Westminster Abbey used to honour such an amazing person and a worthy cause. The refurbished Waterford crystal chandeliers which form part of the completed first phase of the project are pre-programmed to be anything from dim and warm for the evenings to bright and cool during the day. The RGBW LED lamps also allow saturated colours to be employed for very special occasions such as this one.

Clinical research nurse Arlene Lee holds a lamp, symbolic of Florence Nightingale, which is carried at the Abbey's annual nurses' service held each May. This year's service has had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Keith to speak at Kulture Salon11

October 31 2019 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Keith will be speaking at Kulture Salon11, an initiative by K11 MUSEA, on Saturday.
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Mark to speak at Historic England conference

October 24 2019 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Mark will be speaking at Historic England's conference 'Light: Not more, but better!' tomorrow.
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Iain and Jennifer to speak at PLDC Rotterdam

October 21 2019 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Iain Ruxton and Jennifer Tomkins will both be speaking at PLDC Rotterdam later this week.
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Watch Clementine’s darc room talk

October 09 2019 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Events | Inspiration
Did you miss Clementine speaking at darc room: live? You can now watch her talk, 'Microdosing Light Therapy in the Built Environment', via the link below:

Keith keynote speaker at Trends in Lighting

September 23 2019 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Keith will be speaking tomorrow at the Trends in Lighting conference in Bregenz, Austria.
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