Join Us

We would like this website to be a digital library of interviews from women working with lighting all over the world.
Submissions will be open soon!

What’s Next?

For everyone who have contacted us and stated they would like to get involved or help in some way, now is the time. Things you can do to get involved:

  • Contact your local ambassador for the project and create a real life community.
  • Join the online communities and talk to one another.
  • Create a specific event to network in your country – Mexico had cocktails on launch day :-)
  • Upload your own interview when the facility is ready
  • Start a project in your own country – we know that some countries plan to do local interviews of their own for example...
  • Keep up with us on social media (links in footer) and share information.
  • Tell us about any conferences in your country that we can approach to participate in our 50/50 initiative.
  • Most importantly please tell us what you do and how we can help you. We will of course accommodate anything we can on the website. Contact us on [email protected] if you have an idea.

Let’s get this network moving.

 

I have been inspired for many years now, starting during my architectural studies at Bristol University. I selected lighting for my dissertation as I have always been fascinated by how natural light can penetrate a building, how the use of skylight windows articulates this and have a significant effect on the appearance of a building. This led to a study of how, as daylight faded, I could articulate a totally different impression with artificial light. This would sometimes be a total contrast to the downward effect of natural light with uplight. Playing with reflection and direct glazing techniques

In the 80’s, during my early years in the field, I was one of the first women to choose lighting as a career when hardly anyone was pursuing this. Still to this day, I am in love and continually inspired by this medium. I still will commission schemes until the early hours of the morning to achieve perfection. I still feel that everyday I am so lucky to be inspired by this work.

Sally Storey, Lighting Designer