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News, Events, Press & Interesting Reads about the Women in Lighting Project. 
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WIL Sessions at LuxLive 2020
12 Nov 2020:

WIL Sessions at LuxLive 2020

WIL sessions at Lux Live are supported by SLL and ILP Video-on-Demand Programme Roundtables 12th Nov 2020 14:00 — 14:40 Roundtable with live Q&A moderated by Juliet Rennie Kael Gillam, Kaye…
26 Oct 2020 — 6 Nov 2020:

LIT Fest

Celebration of Light in Mexico, with Light Collective and WIL Ambassador to Chile, Paulina Villalobos.
Night-time Traveller
14 Oct 2020:

Night-time Traveller

Night-time Traveller is an initiative which inquires about those specific needs that afflict us as women.
16 Sep 2020 — 18 Sep 2020:

[d]arc room 2020 livestream

With over 54 speakers, the line up includes WIL Ambassadors:Sakina - UAEAlla - JordanYah Li - SingaporeAnnukka - FinlandClaudia - PeruFrancesca - USAMartina - R.A.W bloggerKatia - WIL Content…
R.A.W: Shirley Prendergast
28 Aug 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.
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.
20 May 2020:

Dismantle the Default

The Women In Lighting Project hosts an Oubaitori session with eight women from the Society of Light & Lighting and the Institution of Lighting Professionals sharing their stories.
International Day of Light 2020
16 May 2020:

International Day of Light 2020

A massive thank you to everyone that participated in our social media call to action #WILunderthesamesky , on the International Day of Light. A brilliant response with beautiful color tones from…
The first partnership between WIL Brazil and WIL Mexico
16 May 2020:

The first partnership between WIL Brazil and WIL Mexico

Our WIL ambassadors Paula and Magali hosted an online meeting to engage WIL from both countries and to share a moment on the International Day of Light.
#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.
R.A.W: Motoko Ishii
17 Apr 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 Mar 2020:

STAGE 0 – An awareness story

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

The Chocolate Story

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

R.A.W: Tamar Frank

Article about Tamar Frank from Lightspace, known for installations like Interlaced.
R.A.W: Sheila Kennedy
23 Jan 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 Dec 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 Nov 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.
WIL in Asia
8 Nov 2019:

WIL in Asia

As part of the Asia trip, we did 13 interviews with amazing female designers in four different countries and met up with some of our ambassadors.
Pecha Kucha 2019 Rotterdam
23 Oct 2019:

Pecha Kucha 2019 Rotterdam

At PLDC in Rotterdam, we had an amazing Pecha Kucha with 12 international female speakers. The stand was a great success. As was the social media challenge #inspirationisgenderblind which we plan…
16 Oct 2019:

Light Middle East 2019

Women in Lighting Panel Discussion moderated by Light Collective, featuring WIL ambassadors & Interviewees Sakina Dugawalla-Moeller and Courtney Mark.
First Lighting Designers of Pakistan - Awareness News Interview
2 Oct 2019:

First Lighting Designers of Pakistan - Awareness News Interview

Momena and I were invited by well known news channel of our country to live boardcast being the first lighting designers. We are discussing importance of lighting and how we will raise its…
R.A.W: Eliza Alexandropoulou
27 Sep 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.
First Italian roundtable of WIL
21 Sep 2019:

First Italian roundtable of WIL

The first Italian round table of the international project WIL was held on September 24th in Milan. It was organised by the ambassador for the project in Italy, Giorgia Brusemini, designer and…
[d]arcroom 2019 panel: Stepping out of the Shadows
19 Sep 2019:

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

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6 Sep 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…

#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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