Configuring Light/Staging the Social events in Australia

An event hosted by Configuring Light

The Configuring Light team is traveling Australia in the coming two weeks. Don Slater and Mona Sloane are giving a range of talks on the Configuring Light research programme and the HEIF5 Urban Lightscapes/Social Nightscapes project in Syndey and Melbourne 16-27 March 2015. The events are free of charge and you can register online, please find the list of events below.

Sydney: Monday 16 March – Friday 20 March 2015

Wednesday, 18 March 2015, 6pm
Sydney Ideas Seminar Urban Lightscapes/Social Nightscapes
Hosted by Sydney Ideas Seminar Series and the Cities Network at the University of Sydney
Law School Common Room, Level 4, Sydney Law School, Eastern Avenue, Sydney
Register here

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 6.30pm
Illumni Event Urban Lightscapes/Social Nightscapes – Sydney
Hosted by Illumni with sponsorship from iGuzzini
Architects Institute Of Australia
Tusculum, 3 Manning Street Potts Point, NSW 2011
Register here

Melbourne: Monday 23 March – 27 March 2015

Monday 23 March 2015, 6.30pm
Illumni Event Urban Lightscapes/Social Nightscapes – Melbourne
Hosted by Illumni with sponsorship from iGuzzini
Beer DeLuxe Fed Square
Federation Square Flinders Street, Melbourne
Register here

Thursday 26 March 2015, 4.00pm
Configuring Light/Staging the Social: A new research agenda
Hosted by the Digital Ethnography Research Centre and the Design Futures Lab
Building 9, Level 3, Room 6, RMIT City Campus, Melbourne
Register here


    Don Slater

    Don Slater is associate professor at LSE Sociology and co-founded the Configuring Light Programme at LSE Cities with with Mona Sloane. Configuring Light is now hosted in LSE Sociology. His research focuses on relation between culture and economy, ethnographies of new media and digital culture in the third world, and visual culture. Within Configuring Light, he draws on actor-network theory and material culture studies to investigate how light, as a material, is configured into social, technical and spatial forms. He is currently developing a comparative research project on urban lighting in the Global South.

    Mona Sloane

    Mona Sloane is Programme Manager and Researcher at Configuring Light. She holds an MSc in the Culture and Society programme from the LSE which she completed with distinction and was awarded the Hobhouse Memorial Prize for outstanding performance. She also is a PhD candidate at LSE Sociology where she holds an LSE scholarship and works and publishes on the sociology of design and urban planning. Her research interests include material culture studies, aesthetic economies, urban atmospheres and ethnography.