Social Lightscapes Workshop in Paris

Workshop | 27 – 30 October 2017 

Applications invited to Social Lightscapes Workshop

Configuring Light (London School of Economics)  is inviting professionals to apply to participate in the Social Lightscapes workshop. The four-day workshop will involve continuous practical engagement through both social research exercises and design activities.

Applications from designers, planners and architects who wish to integrate social understanding more deeply and creatively into their professional practices, as well as people from social science, social research and urbanism who want to engage more directly with the material fabric and design of city spaces are welcome.

The Social Lightscapes workshop aims to develop social research skills and awareness within the field of lighting design and planning. The workshops guide participants through a practical approach to social research in design, exploring and designing for an actual urban site, in order to help designers develop a more structured understanding of the social spaces they intervene in.

The workshop is led by experienced sociologists from LSE and Kings College London with a specific expertise in light and urban space, and by lighting designers with in-depth experience in the field of social and community projects, participants will develop lighting strategies with a rich social understanding of people and communities.