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Light Research @ MMU

Light and the City: Culture, Design and Industry

The Light and the City brought together urbanists, writers, lighting engineers, architects and artists in Frankfurt in April 2013 at the Städelschule to discuss role of light in urban spaces, to think about the politics of surpluses and deficits of light globally, and the relationship between light and space in streets and in the theatre, and the connections between light and architecture in a social context.

April 23rd, 2013 - 07:31am

Conference announcement: The Bright Side of the Night

The Bright Side of the Night: Perceptions, Costs and the Governance of Lighting and Light Pollution is an International conference organised by the Leibniz Institute for Regional Development and Structural Planning Erkner (IRS) and TU Berlin, Department of Urban And Regional Planning (ISR) taking place June 20-21, 2013.


The four conference will address the following key themes:

perceptions of artificial lighting

functions and infrastructural provision of artificial lighting as well as lighting practices

lighting conflicts and the governance of outdoor lighting

methods and research approaches for the assessment of perceptions and costs of artificial lighting, light pollution and the night sky


The venue is the Leibniz Institute for Regional Development and Structural Planning Flakenstraße 28-31, Erkner, Germany near Berlin.

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April 18th, 2013 - 06:58am

AAG 2013 Light Landscape and Place

Manchester Metropolitan University are convening four sessions at the American Association of Geographers Conference on the theme of Light, Landscape and Place. The conference is the largest geography event in the world attracting up to 6000 delegates and this year takes place In Los Angeles. The sessions on light take place this Friday between 10am and 6pm. These include three paper sessions featuring 12 presentations showcasing contemporary research on social, historical and cultural aspects of the relationship between light and society. The final session is a roundtable discussion on the future direction of lighting research. Follow us on Twitter this Friday for regular updates.


April 9th, 2013 - 20:11pm