How Very Queer: LGBTQ+ Identities in the Lighting Industry

9th August 2021

Presented in partnership with Women in Lighting, the North American Coalition of Lighting Industry Queers (NACLIQ) and Women in lighting + Design (WILD), this panel discussion acknowledges the role and experience of Queer/LGBTQ+ identities within the lighting industry, and aims to make sure that we are inclusive of all women and gender non-conforming individuals within the lighting community.

Panelists shared from their experience, and provided a history of the queer perspective, current struggles, and definitions for any who are curious to better understand their friends and colleagues under the LGBTQ+ umbrella and to open pathways of communication across the global lighting community.

Francesca Bastianini, WIL USA Ambassador / Principal, Sighte Studio
Alana Shepherd, NACLIQ / Principal, Intangible Light
Sophie O’Rourke, Nulty Lighting
Marién Vélez, WIL Puerto Rico/Caribbean Ambassador / 22 Studio

Resources discussed in the panel can be found here.