ILP and International Nighttime Design Initiative announce friendship agreement

(UK) – The agreement will see the two organisations share knowledge on urban nighttime issues.

Commensing on 16 May 2020, the International Day of Light (ILP), the Institution of Lighting Professionals (ILP) and International Nighttime Design Initiative (NTD) announced that they would work in a spirit of collaboration on their mutual aims regarding urban nighttime issues: lighting and design knowledge sharing, advocacy and education, and Continuous Professional Development.

The NTD and ILP have plans to bring together experts in lighting and nighttime design to further their work, and lead to outcomes that will be of benefit to the public.

The first activities developed as a result of the friendship agreement will include a round table discussion session focused on ‘the relationship between lighting and the nighttime economy: past, present and future’, which will be published in Lighting Journal magazine, and a book list collaboration, to be launched with a free webinar open to everyone.

Leni Schwendinger at the NTD said: “During a research session at the British Library some years ago, I serendipitously encountered the British phrase ‘Public Lighting Engineers’ from the 1920s. This led to some soul searching about public vs. urban, and engineer vs. design. NTD looks forward to continuing a dialogue with ILP about significant contemporary issues in our shared world of light and cities.”

Graham Festenstein, Vice President Architectural at ILP, added: “Public lighting is at the core of the ILP’s DNA, and we are delighted to enter a collaborative relationship with NTD. We look forward to expanding the conversation around public lighting and the urban realm and hope to learn much through our exploration and partnership with NTD.”