IALD Nordic to celebrate International Day of Light 2021 with special PechaKucha event

6th May 2021

(Nordics) – To mark the UNESCO International Day of Light 2021 on 18th May, the Nordic chapter of the IALD is hosting a virtual PechaKucha and networking event, sponsored by Lutron.

Inspired by the meme series “What People Think I Do/What I Really Do”, which plays on the range of preconceptions associated with a particular field of expertise, the session will compare the varying impressions people have of the lighting industry. This will include opinions held by others, self-image, and how this compares to the reality of the job and will aim to raise awareness as to the importance of lighting design.

The event is a recognised 50:50 event supporting Women in Lighting, and will feature six speakers from across the lighting spectrum.

Keynote speaker Aleksandra Stratimirovic is a visual artist based in Stockholm, Sweden, and is active in the world of art and light, having created a number of permanent and temporary site-specific artworks both internationally and across Sweden. Her work has featured in hospitals, school campuses, railway stations, residential areas and light art festivals, and has also been included in exhibitions at Noor Riyadh; Guggenheim Museum New York; and various other institutions across 15 countries.

Other speakers taking part in the PechaKucha include:

Jesper Ravn, architect and lighting designer, Gottlieb Paludan Architects, Denmark

Jari Vuorinen, Founding Partner, lighting Design Collective, Finland

Ute Besenecker, Associate Professor, KTH, Sweden

Darío Núñez Salazar, lighting designer, Verkis, Iceland

Katia Valerie Banoun, Director, Lyskultur, Norway

The session will take place at 5.30PM CEST on 18th May. Registration for the event is now open. Participants can register here.