Configuring Light night walk

An event of the Configuring Light series hosted by Configuring Light

On 7 May 2014, Mark Major, Satu Streatfield and Jack Wates of Speirs+Major took the LSE Cities team on a night walk through London, exploring urban lights of all ages and scales. Starting with the mystical gas lights in the small alleys of Westminster, over to bright LED street lights and prominent architectural lights around St James Park, the group made its way to the biggest lighting spectacle London has to offer: Piccadilly Circus. Ending with a peek into a night-time shoot of a film at Trafalgar Square.


    Mark Major

    Mark Major is co-founder of Speirs + Major,  UK lighting design practice which is  noted for its illumination of prominent buildings, including Barajas International Airport, 30 St Mary Axe and the Millennium Dome.  The firm has also developed lighting master plans for several British cities, including Cambridge, Newcastle, and King’s Cross Central, London.

    Satu Streatfield

    Satu is a Senior Designer with Speirs + Major, who has a particular interest in public realm projects. She has worked on projects including Channel 4’s Big 4, Lights over Kruunuvuorenranta in Helsinki, various projects in London’s King’s Cross Central and a lighting strategy and pattern book for Bath, UK. She has a passion for music and sound, and was recently able to combine her two passions in a unique installation of drumming and light at the first ever Light Night Canning Town.