In consequence of 4 success stories the 5th LD Workshop is before us!
The 4th LD Workshop, in which 15 countries have been represented, has successfully finished. Hong Kong, Thailand and Iran have been this time the represented newcomers among our participants, extending the international range of the workshop to 25 countries, from the first workshop in 2014 until today. The next 5th workshop will take place from the 1st to the 5th October 2018 and is expected to capitalize a solidified educational experience over all past unforgettable years. We are grateful to all participants, sponsors and academic supporters, who have creatively contributed to the distinctive physiognomy of the workshop for the preservation of a genuine nightscape and ready to face new challenges with respect to the continuous development of a night friendly lighting culture.
Anuj Gala and Carlijn Timmermans in the archaeological museum of Kea – October 2014
We are proud that two of our former participants (2014) Anuj Gala from India and Carlijn Timmermans from Netherlands, both graduates of the Lighting Design Master Course of the University of Wismar, have been nominated for the Award of the "Best Newcomer" (s. here). We will be glad to welcome them again to the Aegean island of Kea on the occasion of next workshops as experienced contributors.
Moreover, we are delighted about their contribution as speakers on the forthcoming "PLDC 2017", the most eminent international event about the developments of our profession.
The short movie (see here) about our 3rd workshop provides an insight into the relevant creative activities and the implicated lighting design challenges faced by the participants. A relevant report has been published in the issue November/December 2016 of the magazine LICHT.
Architect Saja Nashashibi from Amman/JO has been appointed as our Ambassador for Jordan and will be at the disposal of her fellow countrymen and the local universities, interested in participating in our workshop as supporting academic institutions, for further information about our LD Workshop. The further outlook is to celebrate the success of this new very promising cooperation with another series of LD workshops, to be held in Jordan. Meanwhile we certainly expect new fellows from Jordan in the next year.
Lighting Designer Zeynep Ekit from Istanbul/TR has been appointed as our Ambassador for Turkey and will be at the disposal of her fellow countrymen and the local universities, interested in participating in our workshop as supporting academic institutions, for further information about our LD Workshop. The further outlook is to celebrate the success of this new very promising cooperation with another series of LD workshops, to be held in Turkey. Meanwhile we certainly expect new fellows from Turkey in the next year.
The three above illustrated projects of St. Charalambos Church, Panagia Rematiani Church and Taxiarchis Church, which have been implemented in the framework of the 3rd International Lighting Design Workshop - ILDW "Rethink the Night!" afforded all participants from Jordan, El Salvador, Honduras, Turkey, Moldova, Hungary, Mexico, Palestine, Germany, India, France and Greece the experience of creative lighting design and of the holistic perception of each effect on genuine nightscapes under the unique starry sky of Kea. Reports about the results of the 3rd ILDW have been published in recent magazine issues of our media partners (see here and here).
Emrah Baki Ulas and Mirjam Roos joined our expanding workshop family.
With numerous professional honours and recognitions, Emrah and Mirjam are well-decorated and sought-after lighting professionals and are a harmonious duo as the co-leaders of lighting design at Steensen Varming. With background in interior architecture and lighting design, Mirjam exceptionally integrates the dialogue of space, material and light into her work. She has a unique sense for subtlety and beauty. Her collaborative character and strong work ethic has been praised by many professionals over the years.
Emrah’s interest and experience are wide ranging in lighting design, lighting education, engineering, music technology and musical composition as well as permanent and temporary light sculptures. He has a passion in light and music as means to question, compose and transform context and narrate stories (see here a representative example of his skill to organize the unity of simultaneous audio & visual stimuli in the course of unexpected narrations).
We are proud to announce that Emrah and Mirjam, who have already confirmed their support to the workshop of 2017 as lecturers and workshop leaders will represent our darkness minded family as workshop ambassadors in the UK as well as at the forthcoming darc night event.
Our International Lighting Design Workshop of 2015 is shortlisted for a Darc Award among 15 inspiring events (s. here). This pleasing distinction encourages us to continue our efforts to disseminate night friendly lighting techniques on the occasion of the forthcoming workshop, which will be held this October for a third year in a row on the island of Kea under a night sky of a particular quality (s. here).