Lightecture “The Urban Nightscape” edition guest edited by Mark Major is released

December 18 2019 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Education | Inspiration | Press
We were excited to receive copies of Lightecture's "The Urban Nightscape" edition today, which has been guest edited by Principal Mark Major.

As well as guest editing the edition, Mark contributed an article, Paradigm Shift, to the magazine as well as interviewing Roger Narboni and writing about our virtual reality experience Third Age of Light. Other contributors include Helen Marriage, Founder and Director of Artichoke; Kaoru Mende, Founder of Lighting Planners Associates; Bob Parks, Executive Director at Smart Outdoor Lighting Alliance; and Don Slater, Associate Professor in Sociology at the London School of Economics.
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100 Creative Powers at K11 MUSEA

October 22 2019 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Completions | Inspiration | Press
We are incredibly proud to be one of the 100 Creative Powers involved with creating K11 MUSEA, all brought together by Adrian Cheng.

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:

Clementine and Carrie interviewed for Women in Lighting project

July 10 2019 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Associate Partners Clementine and Carrie's interview for the Women in Lighting project has been released. They speak about their work, what they are inspired by, and some of the challenges they have faced so far in their career.
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Mark to speak at RSA ‘Friday Conversations’

June 24 2019 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Education | Events | Inspiration
Mark will be giving a talk at Rawthmells at the RSA, 8 John Adam Street, London, WC2N 6EZ next Friday 28th June at 13.00. The talk is part of the RSA’s regular ‘Friday Conversations’.

The Third Age of Light – future or fantasy?
The RSA is currently hosting a small travelling interactive VR ‘experience’ named ‘Third Age of Light’ which speculates how our cities, and in particular London, may be illuminated in the near future. The experience examines a series of themes related to current and upcoming trends and technologies. Mark's talk with focus on urban lighting as the background to the project and will also specifically address a number of innovative ideas contained within the VR show.

Design to Shape Light

October 09 2018 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Events | Inspiration
Principal Mark Major has been invited to contribute to Louis Poulsen's photography exhibition, Design to Shape Light. Mark's image "Slatted Light" is one of twenty photographs by a selection of architects, designers and creatives.
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Copyright/ Mark Major

One Sun

October 06 2017 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Education | Inspiration
Our world is rapidly becoming overpopulated and its resources overstretched. Some day in the near future the Earth’s ability to sustain life may be compromised to the point that we will be forced to leave - a mass migration. This will open up many new possibilities, among which will be a new relationship between ourselves and the Sun.

Speirs + Major’s installation ‘One Sun’ is a simple light based structure which explores and challenges this future relationship with the Sun.

Based on footage from the NASA Curiosity Rover on Mars, the sunset on Mars is recognisable but extraordinary. This prompts the question “What would sunlight feel like on another planet?” In the images, the sunlight appears in some ways familiar, yet more distant than we are used to, invoking enforced displacement and a feeling of 'sad sunlight'.

‘One Sun’ uses a common source of light (a ‘Sun’) in a simple back-to-back juxtaposition of sunrise and sunset. In exploring these scenes from different viewpoints in relation to the trajectory of the light source, we can begin to question the very nature of our appreciation of sunlight.

‘The Progress’ video released

June 15 2017 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Education | Inspiration
'The Progress' is a collaboration about the consequences of light pollution caused by the inconsiderate use of electric lighting. It is produced by Dark Source with the support of The International Dark Sky Association (IDA).
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Ready Steady Light winners!

March 23 2016 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Awards | Events | Inspiration
We are very excited to be announced winners of Ready Steady Light last night.
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Dom Tower’s tribute to David Bowie

January 13 2016 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
The Dom Tower in Utrecht, The Netherlands has paid tribute to David Bowie by programming the bells to ring out 'Space Oddity'.
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