This book has been produced in the context of the celebration of the Lighting Laboratory’s 10th anniversary.
More than a celebratory book, the intention behind it is to publish relevant material to express the main issues and ideas around the topic of Architectural Lighting Design in 2010. Through a wide perspective about the topic in the present, it mainly aims to point out inspiring directions and thoughts for the future in the field and, of course, its education.
The topic Architectural Lighting Design is complex and the education has an explorative and interdisciplinary approach. The book tries to catch the spirit of the topic, the wideness as well as the deepness, in a pleasant and enjoyable way.
More than telling the history and the stories behind the ten years of this educational project, this book relies on the contribution of experts, enthusiasts, collaborators and friends to create a diverse and wide picture of our specific field, with its limitations and demands, the importance of education, its relation with professional practice and visions towards the future.
What will the Lighting Laboratory be after ten more years? Hopefully this book will indicate the direction, inspire and stimulate the thinking and contribute to steps forward in the field of daylight and artificial lighting.
We formulated four tracks – two questions and two issues -, and through the answers given by multiple guests we expected to achieve the mentioned objective.
The guidelines “which questions remain unanswered?”; “to whom would you recommend a lighting education?”; “relation education – professional life”; “vision – the future of lighting design…” were sent out to several guests, depending on their professional profile and their relation with the Lighting Laboratory.
The variety in the answers, both in terms of content as well as format, constitutes a very rich set of ideas, with multiple values. From individual relevance to comparative possibilities, with several levels of depth and width, it is possible to say the complexity of this whole is an expression of the field of Architectural Lighting Design in itself, which comprises a diversity of fundamental disciplines as design, technology, psychology, physiology and so on.
The word INDEX comes from the Latin ‘indico’, which means ‘point out, indicate, show’; we have found by chance this world that contains both the meaning list, catalogue but also indication, sign, guide. We wish that this book will be an interesting and inspiring list of content and a useful guide that will point out new directions for the future in our profession.
Let’s start exploring!
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