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Mark speaks at LEDforum

August 12 2019 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Education | Events
Mark will be speaking on “Stability, utility and light: Revisiting the principles of architectural lighting” at the 10° LEDforum in São Paulo, Brazil on 15 August.
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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.

Third Age of Light at ILP Summit

June 11 2019 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Events
The unique Virtual Reality experience that considers how our nightscapes will be experienced in the future will be available to attendees of the ILP Professional Lighting Summit being held on 12 and 13 June at the Life Science Centre in Newcastle.
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Keith to talk at The Fortnum’s Bar & Restaurant for the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards

April 18 2019 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Events
Principal Keith Bradshaw will be speaking alongside Hannah Carter Owers, Co-Director at Universal Design Studio and Zia Zareem-Slade, Customer Experience Director at Fortnum & Mason, at The Fortnum’s Bar and Restaurant at The Royal Exchange for the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards on 29th April.

Reserve your place here.
Copyright/ James Newton
Copyright/ James Newton

Third Age of Light VR Experience opens at RSA

March 28 2019 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Events
A unique experimental Virtual Reality experience has been installed at the Royal Society of the Arts in London. Created by renowned lighting design studio Speirs + Major the 'Third Age of Light' experience examines how London’s public realm might be experienced after dark in the near future.

Following a successful debut in Paris in November 2017, the content has been fully updated to respond to a number of questions as to how societal attitudes and emerging technologies might change our nightscape.

Visitors will able to explore three virtual areas of London in the near future – the South Bank, King’s Cross, and Primrose Hill. Specific themes within each area provide deeper insight into issues such as augmentation, networks, communities and the environment.

The experience can be accessed Monday – Friday 8:30am – 9:00pm via Rawthmells Coffee House, RSA House, 8 John Adam Street, London, WC2N 6EZ until 24th May 2019.
A vision of London in the near future? © Speirs + Major
A vision of London in the near future? © Speirs + Major

Mark featured in Jo Joelson’s book ‘Library of Light’

March 15 2019 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Events
The 'Library of Light' book, authored by Jo Joelson and published by Lund Humphries, will be launched on Wednesday 3rd April at ArtReview Bar.

The book brings together artists, architects and designers who work with light, including Principal Mark Major who contributed one of the thematic chapters, and explores the cultural history of light as an artistic medium. The book also includes interviews with artists such as Rana Begum, Anthony McCall and Yoko Ono.

For more information on the launch and how to book your place, please visit the ArtReview's website.

Keith speaks at Intelligent Automotive Lighting 2019

February 26 2019 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Events
Last week, Keith spoke at the Intelligent Automotive Lighting 2019 conference, held in Mainz, Germany.

Keith's talk looked at the parallels that can be drawn between automotive lighting and architectural lighting, and how lessons learnt from one can inform the other - including how to create moods and guide the passenger tasks through light.

Benz gives talk at LightSchool

February 06 2019 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Events
Benz has given a talk today at LightSchool, part of the Surface Design Show.

Titled "Lighting for the workplace in 2050", the talk looked at current requirements for workplace lighting before exploring what future requirements might look like.
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Mark to give talk at Norwich University of the Arts

January 30 2019 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Education | Events
Mark will be joining Architecture and Interior Design students tomorrow at Norwich University of the Arts for an afternoon of workshops and lectures, before delivering a talk in the evening which is open to the public.

Titled "The Art of Darkness", the lively, illustrated talk will focus on light, darkness and architecture with reference to the innovative work we do.

The talk will be held in St Andrews Building at 6.30pm tomorrow, Thursday 31st January. All are welcome!

Tree-Cycle

December 10 2018 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Awards | Events
We are very pleased to release images of our installation for darc night:
'Tree-Cycle'.
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