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Urban Lightscapes/Social Nightscapes: Call for applications

Urban Lightscapes/Social Nightscapes:

Call for applications for a workshop on social research and lighting design in London

The Configuring Light research programme has received the HEIF5 Knowledge Exchange and Impact funding from the LSE to host a five-day workshop between lighting design professionals, architects and designers and social scientists in a London space on 13-17 October 2014.

This workshop will equip design professionals with the social research methods they need to create more ‘social designs’ in their daily practices and extend the adoption of social research in design processes to create better urban environments. This workshop will be co-led by our project partner the Social Light Movement, and will focus on a lighting design intervention to help improve outdoor spaces at Peabody’s Whitecross Estate in Islington. Technical sponsorship and support has kindly been provided by iGuzzini.

This workshop lasts for five days and has three elements: a training part for social research methods in design, a research and design part where designers create a new lighting concept in collaboration with the estate’s community, and a symposium on the final day (17 October 2014) where the lighting concept will be presented to the Peabody and other stakeholders and invited guests.

We are currently seeking applications from lighting design professionals as well as practising architects and designers interested and experienced in lighting design issues to get involved with the workshop. If you or your organisation would like to join, please see “How to apply” below. The workshop will last five days, and will be held at the Whitecross Estate from 13-17 October 2014. It is free of charge to attend, but places will be allocated on the basis of an application (see below for how to apply). We are unable to cover costs of travel and accommodation.


How to apply

If you would like to apply, please send us:

  • 1-2 examples of previous work, including photographs and a brief paragraph of description for each project
  • CV (one page)
  • Motivational letter (up to one page)

Closing date: Tuesday 1st September 2014, at midday. Please submit your work to in PDF format (max 5 MB) via the file sharing website Applications that don’t meet these guidelines will be disqualified.


This workshop is funded by LSE HEIF5 funding

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