Full Programme 2017 – LIGHTSPACE.LONDON 2018
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14 - 15 NOVEMBER 2018 | ExCel, London

Full Programme 2017

Full Programme
  • Wednesday 15 November 2017
    • 9:00 am


    • 9:30 am

      How to ditch the downlight and survive

      John Bullock of Lighting Magazine
      Break your downlight dependency and you’ll unleash a more creative and original you. Lighting designer John Bullock looks at the strategies and techniques you’ll need to employ in your downlight-free life.
    • 10:00 am

      Concealment masterclass: Light without luminaires

      Mark Sutton Vane of Sutton Vane Associates
      The integration of both daylight and artificial light into a seamless whole is the holy grail of lighting design. In this special presentation, we look at the best techniques for fusing light into spaces with outstanding examples from recent years.
    • 10:05 am


    • 10:30 am

      Panel: Disrupted Design – will quality suffer in the rush to connected lighting?

      Colin Ball of BDP, Jeff Shaw of Arup, Joe Vose of Light Bureau, Paul Beale of 18 Degrees and Electrolight
      The buzzwords in the lighting industry are the IoT, connectivity and data. But where does this leave the scope for creativity and beauty? And what role is there for independent lighting designers? Our panel explores the issues in the rush to connected lighting.
    • 11:00 am


    • 11:30 am

      Re-imagining integral lighting in architecture and heritage buildings

      Alex Bittiner of Lighting Design International
      The dream of seamless integration of lighting into architecture has never been more achievable with the continuing development in lighting technology and the closer collaboration between specialist consultants in the construction industry.  Lighting in heritage, protected and listed environments can also bring unique challenges and creative opportunities where the integrity of the building can’t be compromised. Alex Bittiner of Lighting Design International presents ideas & techniques in integrating lighting into the fabric of buildings old and new.
    • 11:55 am


    • 12:00 pm


      Mark Major of Speirs + Major
      Mark Major is principal of the multi award-winning lighting design practice Speirs + Major. Trained as an architect, Mark has worked on a wide range of high-profile projects including the Millennium Dome, Beijing International Airport, the refurbishment of the Royal Festival Hall and the re-lighting of the interior of Saint Paul’s Cathedral. He acted as the lighting design advisor for the London 2012 Olympics. Mark is a member of RIBA, the IALD and a fellow of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland.
    • 12:50 pm


    • 2:00 pm

      Designers and manufacturers: Best of frenemies?

      James Poore of JPLD, Jonathan Rush of Hoare Lea Lighting, Martin Valentine of Ligman Lighting, Nick Hoggett dpa lighting consultants, Stuart Knox of Led Linear, Ulysse Dormoy of Atrium
      Our panel of three lighting designers and three manufacturers explore the space between suppliers and specifiers. Ideally it’s a symbiotic relationship where the emphasis is on win-win for all, including the client. But is it always like this in the real world, where cost pressures are all too real?
    • 2:40 pm

      Lightspace Lighting Quiz

      Emrah Baki Ulas of Steensen Varming
      Emrah Baki Ulas,  lighting designer and lighting educator will discuss the importance of lighting education and CPD. The session look at the theory and practice within lighting design. Emrah will ask the audience a few questions before revealing the answers and encouraging audience participation and debate.
    • 2:50 pm


    • 3:10 pm

      Light, sleep and performance

      Nick Littlehales - Sleep Coach
      What’s the relationship between sleep and lighting and why is it so important to our performance, whether we are an executive working in an office or an Olympic athlete? Nick Littlehales, sleep coach to the highly-successful British cycling team, shares his knowledge.
    • 3:40 pm

      MicroTalks: For the many, not the few

      Gary Thornton of Neolight, Nitika Agrawal of AECOM, Panos Andrikopoulos of UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage
      Sometimes high-quality lighting design can be seen as the preserve of the rich and corporate. So how do we bring its benefits to everyone? Presentations will be followed by a group discussion, and one winner will be announced the following day.
    • 4:10 pm

      The Lighting Designer’s Rule Of Three

      John Bullock of Lighting Magazine
      John Bullock analyses the lighting design process and proposes a matrix of design metrics that lead to successful lighting schemes
    • 4:40 pm

      Creativity and the WELL Building Standard

      Dr Cosmin Ticleanu of BRE
      The new WELL Building Standard is capturing the imagination of clients across the world. How do you achieve platinum Well Standard with lighting while delivering a creative, innovative lighting design?
    • 5:10 pm

      Panel discussion: The challenge of human-centric design

      John Mcrae of Orms, Karen van Creveld of Karen van Creveld Lighting Design, Mark Ridler of BDP, Mary Rushton-Beales of Lighting Design House
      The advent of human-centric lighting represents a huge challenge to the lighting design community. Will we stand on the sidelines while a new design community of specialists develops? Or do we embrace it as part of our role? Should we accept a role as quasi-medical practitioners? How do we responsibly turn scientific knowledge into practical application? Our panel of designers and scientists debate the issues.
  • Thursday 16 November 2017
    • 9:00 am


    • 9:20 am

      Virtual Reality: The future of lighting design is here

      Ian Frew of migenius
      Why show clients static images of lighting concepts when they can walk through their project in Virtual Reality? Ian Frew of migenius demonstrates the latest lighting design VR technology and shows how it will revolutionise scheme development and collaboration.
    • 9:50 am

      Low budget, high impact: Lighting design on a budget

      Michael Grubb of Michael Grubb Studio Lighting Design
      Less can be more. Light is one of the easiest ways to get maximum impact for a client on a budget. Bold, creative applications of lighting can trump major spends on interior fit outs. Here our presenter shows what can be achieved with considered design.
    • 10:20 am

      Masters of Light: Restaurants – tips, tricks and pitfalls

      Darren Orrow of Into
      An inspiring insight into how to approach the lighting design for a flagship restaurant, this presentation is packed with innovative tips and tricks, and highlights what pitfalls to avoid. ­­From creating layered lighting schemes, accommodating flexible table layouts and avoiding unwanted light pollution to balancing accent versus ambient light and creating the wow factor, this presentation will show designers and restaurateurs how to create a fantastic ambience using light
    • 10:50 am


      Mark Middleton of Grimshaw
      As managing partner for Grimshaw’s London office, Mark plays a key role in project work, and he has specialist expertise in rail, aviation and metro design projects, as well as wider experience in the leisure and commercial property sectors. He is currently working on several projects including high speed rail stations. Previous projects include the new London Bridge station, Reading station and Southern Cross Station in Melbourne, which won the Lubetkin Prize.
    • 11:30 am

      YOUNG LIGHTER OF THE YEAR presentations

      The Young Lighter of the Year competition is a high-profile platform to promote younger members of the lighting profession. In this, the final of the competition, the three finalists will each give a 15-minute presentation before a panel of judges. The presentations – always interesting and often very original –  are designed to illustrate their knowledge and research on a lighting subject. Organised by the Society of Light and Lighting, the competition is now in its 23nd year.
    • 12:30 pm


    • 1:00 pm

      Lunchtime Panel discussion: Brexit blues – Is it time we grew our own lighting design talent?

      Christopher Knowlton of 18 Degrees, Kevan Shaw of KSLD
      Young lighting design talent is the lifeblood of our profession. But recruiting and retaining creatives from the EU will become increasingly difficult in a post-Brexit Britain. What does the lighting design profession and the wider lighting industry have to do to ensure its success in the coming years? Can we inspire a generation?
    • 1:30 pm


    • 1:40 pm

      Light, art and the Internet of Things

      Giorgio Pierini of iGuzzini
      Cutting-edge technology, art and creativity are not mutually exclusive. Here Giorgio Pierini, design liaison manager at iGuzzini, explores recent projects where art and science have merged, including the illumination of The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci, the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua and the Royal Academy in London.
    • 2:10 pm

      Darkness is the new light

      Yu-Shan Chiu of YCLD
      Just as the natural partner to day is night, so too are light and darkness eternally related. Without one the other cannot exist. As darkness eternally related. Without one the other cannot exist. As much as light is needed, equally we need darkness.
    • 2:40 pm

      The nocturnal city: wild lights and shadows, or contemplation

      Leni Schwendinger of NightSeeing
      Take an imaginary walk with Leni to explore the interplay of poetry and light that inspires the city’s many shades of night.
    • 3:10 pm

      Young Lighter of the Year best papers

      The Society of Light and Lighting judges return to the stage to announce the best written papers and the best presentation winners from the Young Lighter of the Year presentations which took place at lunchtime. The overall winner will be announced at the Lux Awards during the evening.
    • 4:00 pm


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