Women in Lighting

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News, Events, Press & Interesting Reads about the Women in Lighting Project. 
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Night-time Traveller
14 October 2020:

Night-time Traveller

Night-time Traveller is an initiative which inquires about those specific needs that afflict us as women.
R.A.W: Shirley Prendergast
28 August 2020:

R.A.W: Shirley Prendergast

“Good lighting often goes unnoticed by the audience” – Shirley Prendergast was an inspiration to many African-American lighting designers. Her trailblazing work has paved way for the upcoming generation of designers.
17 August 2020:

2020 WIL Activities

WIL T-shirt design competition is now open. Catch WIL Ambassadors in [d]arc room livestream.
11 June 2020:

Press Coverage

Ongoing list of Press Coverage on the WIL project
International Day of Light 2020
29 May 2020:

International Day of Light 2020

16th May: #WILunderthesamesky and WIL Brazil+Mexico held an online meeting
R.A.W: Christina Kamma
22 May 2020:

R.A.W: Christina Kamma

Mixing design and technology and electricity, theory and practice, had attracted Christina Kamma in order to be able to handle almost any project for the entire process from concept to delivery.
R.A.W TALKS
22 May 2020:

R.A.W TALKS

Our first R.A.W TALKS live chat with the R.A.W Series Bloggers: Dipali Shirsat and Martina Frattura, moderated by Katia Kolovea.
#SOS Lighting
15 May 2020:

#SOS Lighting

WIL Ambassador Giorgia Brusemini has started a series of mini interviews brilliantly called #SOS Lighting to raise the awareness of the importance of good lighting in our homes.
6 May 2020:

WIL in Lockdown

Whether your country is still in lockdown or easing out of it, we would like you to answer three questions about your experience of the Covid Crisis.
R.A.W: Motoko Ishii
17 April 2020:

R.A.W: Motoko Ishii

Motoko Ishii started her firm in a time when nobody understood the importance of lighting design in Japan and the culture did not completely accept female designers. Her work on the Tokyo Tower started the change.
23 March 2020:

STAGE 0 – An awareness story

Foteini Kyriakidou shares her experience with breast cancer.
Laura’s Story… Health, Light and Paint
13 March 2020:

Laura’s Story… Health, Light and Paint

Laura Bayliss describes her professional journey from lighting director to light artist, while coping with neurological, muscular and autoimmune disorders.
8 Mar 2020 // International Women’s Day: #WILforEqual
8 March 2020:

8 Mar 2020 // International Women’s Day: #WILforEqual

Join the International campaign EachforEqual by posting a picture using the equal sign with your hands.
7 March 2020:

The Women in Lighting Project – Year One!

Celebrating the one year anniversary of the Women in Lighting project!
Drink spiking. My experience. A very frightening 48 hours.
28 February 2020:

Drink spiking. My experience. A very frightening 48 hours.

Sophie Hoyal recalls her experience of drink spiking at an industry event
The Chocolate Story
28 February 2020:

The Chocolate Story

Martina Frattura recounts her experience with premature forced menopause
R.A.W: Tamar Frank
31 January 2020:

R.A.W: Tamar Frank

Article about Tamar Frank from Lightspace, known for installations like Interlaced.
R.A.W: Sheila Kennedy
23 January 2020:

R.A.W: Sheila Kennedy

Kennedy is described as an “insightful and original thinker who is designing new ways of working, learning, leading and innovating”.
R.A.W: Jennifer Veitch
13 December 2019:

R.A.W: Jennifer Veitch

Dr. Jennifer Veitch believes that it takes cooperation: vision science, cognitive psychology, and physiology together for developing the basic knowledge about lighting.
R.A.W: Jean Rosenthal
8 November 2019:

R.A.W: Jean Rosenthal

Jean Rosenthal (1912-1969) a pioneer in the field of Theatre Lighting Design, it was during her thirty-three year career that the Lighting Designer joined the Scene and Costume Designer as a member of the production team.
2019 Activities
8 November 2019:

2019 Activities

Upcoming events featuring WIL ambassadors and interviewees: Lux Live on 13 Nov + WIL NYC Launch Party
Pecha Kucha 2019 Rotterdam
8 November 2019:

Pecha Kucha 2019 Rotterdam

At PLDC in Rotterdam, we had an amazing Pecha Kucha with 12 international female speakers.
[d]arcroom 2019 panel: Stepping out of the Shadows
8 November 2019:

[d]arcroom 2019 panel: Stepping out of the Shadows

A diverse panel of designers shared their journey within the industry and how their career has been affected based on who they are or where they came from.
First Italian roundtable of WIL
11 October 2019:

First Italian roundtable of WIL

The first Italian round table was a time to meet and discuss future concrete steps towards enhancing Italian lighting professionals. 12 professionals from planning, teaching, journalism, production, art and research.
R.A.W: Eliza Alexandropoulou
27 September 2019:

R.A.W: Eliza Alexandropoulou

Eliza's talent doesn’t rely on an strong academic background only, but also on her ability to explore, often rupturing the stage with non-conventional aesthetic suggestions.
6 September 2019:

R.A.W Series

The R.A.W series is a set of blogs that will expose the trailblazing stories of our chosen ‘Radical' and ‘Ardent’ Women in Lighting for bringing pivotal change in the industry with their passion for light. We are looking to offer a fresh perspective on the contributions that these women have…
International Day of Light 2019
30 August 2019:

International Day of Light 2019

WIL created a social media campaign on the International Day of Light on May 16th where we asked women to post a shadow photo of themselves and a male colleague.
2 August 2019:

Accidental Feminist

Emilio Hernandez from Nulty on his discovery of being feminist, and some inspirational and easily digestible podcasts and videos.
PLDC Award at Large
17 July 2019:

PLDC Award at Large

We are very proud to announce Women In Lighting is shortlisted for the PLDC 2019 Award at Large!
WIL at Clerkenwell Design Week
25 June 2019:

WIL at Clerkenwell Design Week

"Women In Design" was hosted by WIL UK Ambassador Greta Smetoniute, with panelists Lauren Lever, Katia Kolovea, Faye Robinson and Anna Kharchenkova.
ILP and Women in lighting
25 May 2019:

ILP and Women in lighting

The Institution of Lighting Professionals (ILP) supports the aim of the Women In Lighting platform to increase the profile of successful women working in lighting design to help encourage, support and inspire the next generation.
17 May 2019:

New Partnerships!

Women in Lighting is proud to be supported PLDC, ASBAI, APDI, STIR & Lighttecture.
8 Mar 2019 //  International Women’s Day: #BalanceforBetter
3 March 2019:

8 Mar 2019 //  International Women’s Day: #BalanceforBetter

The International Women’s Day 2019 campaign theme of #BalanceforBetter is a call-to-action for driving gender balance across the world. This is completely in line with one of the outcomes we want to achieve with this project. As well as creating an inspiring digital platform for women working in lighting, we…
1 March 2019:

Ongoing List of Interesting Reads

Ongoing list of recommended readings to further the project of Women in Lighting.

#iamawomanoflight

According to International Women’s Day, I am very glad to tell to all the people who are engaging in lighting business that the highest position of Japanese mythology is a Goddess called Amaterasu. She is the Goddess of Light and her power is falling all over the world. Please read Japanese mythology and recognise women’s power.

Motoko Ishii, Lighting Designer