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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.

Light Symposium launches book

September 08 2017 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Education | Events
We are pleased to be involved with a book launched by Light Symposium Wismar 2016, a forum on the future of healthy light and lighting which took place in October last year.
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‘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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Mark speaks at Universidad de Lima

June 12 2017 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Education | Events
Mark has delivered talks at the Universidad de Lima last week, as part of the Arquitectura y Luz conference.
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2016/17 Jonathan Speirs Scholarship winners announced

June 06 2017 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Education
Congratulations to Eleanor Connolly and Martyna Marciniak who have been named joint winners of this year's Jonathan Speirs Scholarship.
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L-R: Eleanor Connolly, John Roake (Chairman of JSSF), Martyna Marciniak
L-R: Eleanor Connolly, John Roake (Chairman of JSSF), Martyna Marciniak

We say farewell to India!

January 27 2017 — by tariq.shaded
Education | Team
After a fantastic two week placement with Speirs + Major, it is time to say goodbye to our lovely work experience India Clements today...
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India with Design Integrator Philip Rose
India with Design Integrator Philip Rose

Kerem at Lightfair 2016

April 28 2016 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Education | Events
Kerem will be speaking later today at Lightfair 2016 in San Diego, USA.
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Benz speaks at LEDucation

April 01 2016 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Education | Events
Design Associate Benz took part in the LEDucation conference in New York, USA earlier this week.
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Educating the young

March 14 2016 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Education
Sharing our love of light and darkness and educating people about good lighting is one of our passions, and where better to start than in primary school.

Today, Satu and Luciana travelled to Torriano Primary School in Kentish Town to speak to Year 3 pupils about light, darkness and visual perception. The kids got a crash course in the anatomy of the human eye, optical illusions, light sources, colour rendering and light pollution’s impact on plants, animals and human beings.
The pupils in Year 3 enjoying learning about light and darkness
The pupils in Year 3 enjoying learning about light and darkness

Mark to give lecture at Mackintosh School of Architecture

January 29 2016 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Education | Events
Mark will be taking part in the Friday Lecture Series at the Mackintosh School of Architecture on 5th February.
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