The way we use light in our urban environments, such as public spaces, pedestrian areas and parks, affects our daily emotions. Certain lighting arrangements make us feel more happy, relaxed and at ease as we move throughout the city, while others have an opposing (negative) effect. Learn how to play with light for yourself! Under the guidance of lighting expert Dick Vonk this workshop teaches you to paint with light.
In the twofold series ‘Uplighting the City’ we explore the endless opportunities of light technology, design and the city. New technologies are developing the conventional lampposts as we know it into smart devices which can be used for multiple purposes that go way beyond ‘just lighting’ city streets. This first episode emphasizes the importance of (enough) light in our daily urban system and teaches you the basics of urban lighting in a playful workshop. It for instance investigates urban planning questions as; where do you put the light(s) when you have a dark and small Amsterdam alley that feels rather unsafe at night? And; which light interventions create a more relaxed atmosphere? Test it yourself with small lights and simple urban maquettes.
In this session you will be introduced to the great potential of dynamic lighting. Under the direct guidance of Dick Vonk, a well-known Dutch engineer and light design expert, you will experiment with a range of different light scenarios to learn about urban planning important do’s and don’ts.
This workshop takes place at the Learning Lab at FabCity (Kop Java-Eiland) and finishes around 10:00 PM (dinner is included). Please sign up here by clicking the yellow ‘reserveer’ button to let us know you are attending.