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PLDC 2018 will show ‘a smart move’ in Singapore

01 september 2018 cld itmo university future technologies PLDC big data creative technologies urban innovations

The 7th convention will take place in Singapore, at the Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre from the 25th to the 27th of October 2018. The theme of PLDC 2018 ‘a smart move’ reveals the global changes in lighting design and human adaptation to adjust the changing conditions under the influence of digital technologies and new processes in design.

Lecture by Koert Vermeulen, founder and lighting designer of ACT Lighting

 

Initiated by Joachim Ritter, PLDC is organised by Educational Events Division of VIA-Verlag (VIA Events) that is responsible for the Professional Lighting Design platform. The very first PLDC took place in London in 2007, where professionals from different fields of practice and research came together to discuss and exchange ideas, approaches, and concepts. The international and interdisciplinary understanding of lighting design that PLDC generates also supports the ongoing process to gain recognition for Lighting Design as a specialist discipline and for the profession as a whole.

The theme ‘a smart move’ reveals the global changes in lighting design and human adaptation to adjust the changing conditions under the influence of digital technologies and new processes in design. Two-day conference program consists of four sessions with focus on The Internet of Design Things, Professional Practice issues, Experiential Environments and Hospitality Lighting, providing many impulses for discussion and debate that continue after the speakers’ presentations. The supporting programme for PLDC 2018 in Singapore offers a range of wellestablished formats.

Meetings

At the Educators and Researchers meeting, educators attending will be able to report on new programmes, progress being made at / between existing schools, and research programmes. One main topic will be the role universities and research departments can play in contributing towards CPD for practising lighting designers, CPD being essential for gaining recognition of the profession. Attendance is free of charge, to register please contact Franziska Ritter, fritter@via-internet.com. The meeting will be held on October 25th at 10:00-13:30.

The Cities’ Forum will serve as a discussion platform for city officials, urban planners and other lighting professional working for cities who are currently investigating the potential and sense of digitalisation in the public realm. Besides presentations, the Cities’ Forum incorporates a work-in-progress session and moderated F2F talks. To register for the Cities’ Forum please use the registration form here.

Practical design workshops

The Master class on visual effects will be headed by PLDC Keynote Speaker and Visual Effects Designer Sven Martin, who is part of the production team involved in the creation and development of the animated dragons in the hit series Game of Thrones. Thorsten Bauer’s workshop Media content for architecture – inventing a new visual language will focus on the general approach to media architecture and how to design moving image content for media facades. Two workshops headed by experts in the respective fields will take place between 14.00 and 16.00.

Excursions

Excursions to iconic projects have proven to be a popular part of the PLDC preconvention day programme for years. In Singapore, there will be three guided tours headed by the lighting designers involved in the realisation of the projects: a walking tour through the Gardens by the Bay, a project designed by LPA; a closer look at the mixed-use development at South Beach designed by Light Cibles; and a visit to the ATLAS Bar, the interior lighting for which was realised by KLD and features six lighting settings aligned to the time of day.

The full programme

Contact: Kristina Lutscher

E-mail: klutscher@via-internet.com

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