Facets of Night:
    A Time-based Place

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    Watch this webinar to innovate an overarching framework for global application of light with urban design.

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    Presented by

    Stacie M. Dinwiddy
    Leni Schwendinger
    Creative Director/Leader
     

     

    Leni Schwendinger is a published, award-winning, authority on issues of city lighting, with more than 20 years of worldwide experience, creating illuminated environments.  This work is shared through Leni’s public speaking and envisioning engagements, including “NightSeeing™, Navigate Your Luminous City” program. Her projects focus on infrastructure, and public art at sites such as subways, and bridges.

     

    She is directing a startup, International Nighttime Design Initiative, establishing an interdisciplinary profession. Leni is a Visiting Research Fellow at the London School of Economics, a Design Trust for Public Space Fellow (NYC) and recently served as a Distinguished Visiting Professor (Portland State University).

    Stacie M. Dinwiddy

    Key topics and learnings

     

    International Nighttime Design Initiative (NTD) is developing unique methodologies to intersect the everyday and aspirational, while harnessing the social experience of neighbors, workers, and owners­, bringing stakeholders together.  As “shades of night” focus on temporal rhythms from sunset to dawn, the “facets” signify lenses with which to study darkened urban public-space through local materials, built environment and inhabitation. We are inventing a system that that considers culture, climate, and geography to transform city nights one neighborhood at a time.

     

    Join Leni’s visual discourse regarding her team, the process of research, to innovate an overarching framework for global application of light with urban design. The objective is to improve after-dark experiences – inspiring, safer, healthier and economically vital.  


    Here are the learning objectives of this webinar:

     

    • Differentiate between illumination design for buildings and for infrastructure
    • Learn to incorporate the public space issues of streets and mobility into your designs
    • Get up to speed on the global night management trends
    • Initiate understanding about lighting conflicts, “Blue Sky vs Starry Night”, for example, user-centered vs. wildlife, light obtrusion vs. urban joy, sleep vs. 24hr city and nightshift workers

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