The University of Delaware will host a
daylong symposium on Friday, Sept. 25, bringing together industry
leaders, artists, designers and scholars to explore the future of
“Green Light: Prospects in Lighting Design and Technology” will be
held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Clayton Hall on the University’s Newark
campus. Registration, at $55 per person or $25 for full-time students
with ID from any institution, is now available at this website.
Urban futures and strategic design consultant Marco Bevolo will
deliver the keynote address, “Create the Livable City,” about the
approach taken by Philips Lighting’s city.people.light project from its
beginning in 1996 through this year.
The international city.people.light award was created by Philips and
the LUCI (Lighting Urban Community International) Association to
recognize cities, urban planners, architects and lighting designers for
projects that maximize sustainability and make cities more livable.
In his address, Bevolo will present the latest results of research
that he and Lighting Design Collective founder Tapio Rosenius conducted
on behalf of Philips. Researchers conducted a three‐year study involving
more than 200 European architects, urban planners and academics, as
well as other leading professionals from architectural firms and design
Other featured speakers at the symposium are Peter Y. Ngai, vice
president of OLED Lighting at Acuity Brands, whose talk is titled “OLED
Lighting: Where Design Embraces Technology”; Giana Phelan, director of
business development for OLEDWorks, “There Is Something About That
Light”; Linnaea Tillett of Tillett Lighting Design, “The Dark Arts: How
Light Connects the Civic, the Poetic and the Psyche in the Urban
Landscape”; Anne Militello of Vortex Lighting, “Spotlight on Creative
Expression and the Surprising Power of Crossing Genres”; and Susanne
Seitinger, city innovations manager for Philips Color Kinetics,
“Exploring New Pattern Languages: City Lighting Design for the 21st
Featured speakers from UD are Sandy Isenstadt, professor of art
history and director of UD’s Center for Material Culture Studies, with a
talk titled “Good Night: A Short History of Urban Light,” and Thomas M.
Powers, associate professor of philosophy and founding director of UD’s
Center for Science, Ethics and Public Policy, “The Dark Side of Light.”
Capping the day’s events will be a panel discussion among those
responsible for executing Philadelphia’s June 5th Memorial Park, a
project to honor the six lives lost in the collapse of the Salvation
Army store on June 5, 2013. Nancy Winkler, co-chair of the project,
Alfred Borden of The Lighting Practice, educator-artist Barb Fox, and
Scott Aker of the Institute for Architectural Research will discuss
their interdisciplinary, collaborative process.
Registration will begin at 9 a.m. on Sept. 25, with the program
itself running from 10 a.m. until 5:40 p.m., followed by a reception at
Connections and Intersections
The event is the second in “Art and Science: Connections and
Intersections,” a series of symposiums dedicated to the seamless
connections between the visual arts and the sciences.
By examining topics that bind research in both the arts and sciences,
the symposiums are part of UD’s efforts to familiarize a diverse
audience from business, technology, the arts and academia, as well as
alumni and friends of the University, with its interdisciplinary
activities and its commitment to public humanities.
“Green Light” is a collaboration among the departments of Art and Art
History, the Center for Material Culture Studies, the Harker
Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory and the College of
Funding is provided by the Office of the Provost, the Center for
Material Culture Studies and the colleges of Arts and Sciences and of