Mark Major has accepted an invitation to be keynote speaker at SPARC International Lighting Event
, Australia’s first major conference for the international lighting community, to be held in Sydney on June 6-8.
Mark’s talk, entitled ‘Light is for People’, will explore fundamental questions about electric light: its role, the benefits it brings and the consequences of using it – such as energy use, light pollution and adverse impacts on bio-diversity – and how the work of Speirs + Major not only embraces these ideas but also attempts to take the dialogue further through our work approach. Examples of this – from light masterplanning through to both large and small scale architectural projects – include the award winning Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
in Abu Dhabi and Maggie’s Cancer Care Centre
Mark will also showcase the new and exciting directions our practice has been taking in the world of branding and product development, which include working with the likes of Armani
and the BBC
, and how we are actively exploring new approaches, techniques and ways in which we can harness exciting, developing technologies to help meet our future needs.