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News, Events, Press & Interesting Reads about the Women in Lighting Project. 
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R.A.W: Aleksandra Stratimirovich
15 Jul 2022:

R.A.W: Aleksandra Stratimirovich

Aleksandra creates site-specific works in public spaces and is also co-founder of the Lighting Guerrilla Festival in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and artistic director of the Belgrade Light Festival in Serbia.
Expectation – WIL Taiwan+China Workshop
24 Jun 2022:

Expectation – WIL Taiwan+China Workshop

Women In Lighting Taiwan and China organised a workshop on the evening of June 24, 2022, in Taipei, Taiwan, which was sponsored by Forma Lighting and its local partner Konson Trading Co., Ltd. The…
Gender in Lighting and Dark Sky Forum
29 Apr 2022:

Gender in Lighting and Dark Sky Forum

On the evening of April 29, 2022, the Taiwan Dark-sky Association (TDA) invited two representatives from the International Women in Lighting (WIL), Ya-Hui Cheng and Jenna Liu to talk about gender…
Pioneers of Light: a History of Women in Lighting Design
6 Apr 2022:

Pioneers of Light: a History of Women in Lighting Design

Veteran lighting designers Anne Militello and Beverly Emmons discuss the history of the female pioneers who blazed new trails to create the field of lighting design.
25 Mar 2022:

Women’s Search for Equity

This presentation by Lauren Dandridge focuses on the delineation of equality and equity and how we can use the past few years as a guide for changing the gender system to allow women to bring more of their whole selves to the workplace.
25 Mar 2022:

Press Coverage

Ongoing list of Press Coverage on the WIL project
20 Dec 2021:

2021 WIL Activities

As 2021 draws to a close and we can put all the challenges of the year behind us, we look back proudly on what the WIL community has achieved and also forward with excitement to our plans for 2022.
WIL Holiday Gathering
16 Dec 2021:

WIL Holiday Gathering

Join formalighting and the Women in Lighting team to celebrate the holidays with a unique social gathering in the 8-bit metaverse known as Gather Town! Create your own avatar, wander round our…
R.A.W: CAMILA GRIMALDI
17 Nov 2021:

R.A.W: CAMILA GRIMALDI

A journey from stage lighting design to event production through art curation: from Brazil to Europe, this is the story of an illuminated professional.
Women in Lighting for Gender Equality
22 Sep 2021:

Women in Lighting for Gender Equality

Visit the [d]arc room pop up to hear the panel discuss Gender Equality in the Lighting Industry. The 50:50 panel includes Krishna Mistry (Mistry Lighting), Ruth Kelly Waskett (Society of Light and…
#womeninlightingUKfacts
20 Sep 2021:

#womeninlightingUKfacts

The majority of us in the UK lighting industry believe there is a fair gender balance in our workplaces. Is it true?
Introduced Lighting Design as a separate subject in Universities
16 Sep 2021:

Introduced Lighting Design as a separate subject in Universities

I, Ana Tanveer Abdullah, WIL ambassador, introduced and established lighting design as a separate subject in architecture and interior design curricula at major universities in Pakistan. The…
Moving Lights
14 Sep 2021:

Moving Lights

There was a live demo from Ayrton from their Paris showroom, a talk by UK lighting designer Aideen Malone, a presentation on architectural moving light products from formalighting and a talk from…
9 Sep 2021:

Hacking With Light… When Evening Comes

During Milan Design Week, the light installation "Hacking With Light...when evening comes" - in collaboration with Moroso and formalighting, will be the stage for the meeting organised by…
5 Aug 2021:

Women & The Lighting Profession – Understanding their role

What is it about the lighting profession that has helped women to succeed? It could be argued that in lighting, unlike other design disciplines like architecture or interior design, women have…
R.A.W: Gae Aulenti
29 Jul 2021:

R.A.W: Gae Aulenti

Gae Aulenti was one of the few women designing in postwar Italy, and led an entirely new type of design philosophy ecncouraging a revival of individuality and craft.
How Very Queer: LGBTQ+ Identities in the Lighting Industry
17 Jun 2021:

How Very Queer: LGBTQ+ Identities in the Lighting Industry

This program is presented in partnership with: NORTH AMERICAN COALITION OF LIGHTING INDUSTRY QUEERS (NACLIQ) WOMEN IN LIGHTING (WIL) WOMEN IN LIGHTING + DESIGN (WILD) Thank you Francesca, Sophie,…
10 Jun 2021:

The WIL Awards 2021

We celebrate the WIL Award recipients with an online event – watch live and share your comments on YouTube.
Logo competition - WIL Mexico
9 Apr 2021:

Logo competition - WIL Mexico

WIL Mexico held a competition to create a new version of the WIL Logo specifically for local activities, and also created an amazing booklet inspired by UN Women with 12 small actions with big impacts to help us get to equality.
R.A.W: Jacqueline Hen
9 Apr 2021:

R.A.W: Jacqueline Hen

An interview with Jacqueline Hen, a light magician and winner of International Light Art Award 2019 for her installation ‘LIGHT HIGH’.
History of Women in Lighting
2 Apr 2021:

History of Women in Lighting

WIL ambassador for Poland, Karolina and R.A.W bloggers Martina and Dipali have launched a survey to help create a history (‘herstory’) of Women in Lighting.
WIL Global Gathering
8 Mar 2021:

WIL Global Gathering

The Global Gathering event is an online event to celebrate International Women’s Day, the 2nd anniversary of the project and to connect our growing network and community together. All are welcome.
Hablando Luz
5 Mar 2021:

Hablando Luz

Hablando Luz is a podcast by Orquidea Vara and Car Valle.
WIL Russia Brochure
18 Feb 2021:

WIL Russia Brochure

The WIL Russia group has created a book profiling women working in lighting in Russia.
Light on the brain: the science of light and learning in lock-down
28 Jan 2021:

Light on the brain: the science of light and learning in lock-down

Women in Lighting are proud to host Dr Shelley James on her mission to share the latest research and, more importantly, practical solutions, so that you can stop your lighting harming your kids -…
R.A.W: Marta Viana
15 Jan 2021:

R.A.W: Marta Viana

Performer, choreographer, film-maker and light technician, Marta Viana started to experiment with stage lighting whilst getting educated in dance arts.
WIL Social Roulette #4
8 Dec 2020:

WIL Social Roulette #4

Following on from the massive success of our first 3 events we are taking this one global - no geographical aim, just join from everywhere. This event on Tuesday December 8th is aimed at lighting…
26 Nov 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.
16 Nov 2020:

Women’s rights: Are we there yet?

Foteini Kyriakidou on abortion rights
R.A.W: Marina Zumi
13 Nov 2020:

R.A.W: Marina Zumi

Marina Zumi is a talented street artist, with a background in fashion design. Argentinian native and Berlin based, she is known for her extra large, colourful murals covering entire buildings in cosmic-like illustrations.

#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
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