WIL in Lockdown

These mini interviews are a snapshot in time. They are trying to capture a small part of the Covid experience from WIL supporters all over the world. You can also listen to the uplifting and eclectic playlist generated by the participants.

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Kseniya Kosaya

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Kseniya Kosaya

2 June 2020

Moscow, Russia

A Tribe Called Quest - Can I Kick It

What have you learnt from this experience?
I need to slow down sometimes. Gonna practice mental distance keeping after lockdown ending.
Your best read/Netflix binge during lockdown?
The Last Dance Netflix series suprised me well. It is about basketball legend Michael Jordan and Chicago Bulls team he played for. Never thought I will be so interested in basketball. Great oldschool hip-hop sountracks. Check one I mentioned like my lockdown song.
Any advice to WIL still in lockdown?
Just relax, it's new experience for all of us. In this huge amount of information try to figure out, what you really need and don't be upset missing something.

“We’re all under the same sky and walk the same earth; we’re alive together during the same moment.”

Maxine Hong Kingston, ‘The Woman Warrior’

Ruxandra

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Ruxandra

2 June 2020

London

Power over me, Dermot Kennedy

What do you miss the most?
Travelling to visit family & friends
Your best read/Netflix binge during lockdown?
Best read: Invisible Women
Netflix Binge: Hollywood
5 words to describe your lockdown experience
Baking Jogging Family video calls Zoom parties with friends Watercolour painting

Arianna

Arianna

1 June 2020

London

Xavier Rudd - Follow The Sun

5 words to describe your lockdown experience
Yoga
Picnic
Homemade bread
Supermarket queue
Birthday Zoom Party
What have you learnt from this experience?
That is ok to slow down
What do you miss the most?
Travel around the world

Marika Volkova

https://www.instagram.com/qpro.lighting/

Marika Volkova

1 June 2020

Russia, Moscow

Living in the moment - Jason Mraz

What do you miss the most?
Simple walks in parks and city streets without purpose at any time I wish it.
What are you most thankful for?
I’m thankful for possibility to be safe and work at home. Also, it’s very important to stay in communications with friends and colleagues. And it’s great to know that your dear people and family are feeling good.
What have you learnt from this experience?
This situation proved how closely connected all people around the world and how we are all vulnerable.

Pila

lightwalk_bkk

Pila

1 June 2020

Bangkok, Thailand

National anthem

What are you most thankful for?
Today and Everything
Any advice to WIL still in lockdown?
Stay connect and keep smiling 😊
What have you learnt from this experience?
Only Here and Now exist 😊

Antonia Peón-Veiga

Instagram

Antonia Peón-Veiga

1 June 2020

Santiago, Chile

Un tallarín,

What do you miss the most?
I miss being alone. I gave birth my second boy at the very beggining of the lock down and I miss being away from the kids. O also miss being able to hug and touch people I love. I miss working at the office without the family around.
How are you feeling today?
I feel greatful. There is a beautiful autumn day and I am at the garden taking some sun. I feel thankful of having this outdoor space at home.
What’s for lunch?
Lasaña

Shalneva Natalya

Instagram: shalneva_art_light

Shalneva Natalya

30 May 2020

Sochi

Shanti People - Yam Yam Yam

5 words to describe your lockdown experience
confusion
powerlessness
self-development
online study
communication
What do you miss the most?
Sunset/Touchdown
Which project are you most looking forward to working on?
Commercial buildings

Mercè Rafecas

@mercerafecas

Mercè Rafecas

25 May 2020

Sitges - Barcelona - Catalunya

https://orcd.co/ferranpalauunivers

Which project are you most looking forward to working on?
The project of a 4 star hotel, in the Hospitalet near Barcelona, in which we carry out the lighting and interior design
Your best read/Netflix binge during lockdown?
Killing Commendatore
Haruki Murakami
What have you learnt from this experience?
I can live with less, I have realized that there are few important things. Health, something that connects you to your friends and family, a space to be outdoors, good food, and a little of work to go ahead.

Tripti Sahni

https://www.instagram.com/studio_trace_nyc/

Tripti Sahni

25 May 2020

Mumbai, India

Hakuna Matata

How are you feeling today?
Hopeful.
The sun is out and I was woken up by the neighbourhood dogs barking.
What are you doing to help feel connected?
I have a 7pm call with my friends and family everyday. It helps ensure I log off from work at a sane hour, keep to a routine and stay connected to the ones I love.
Any advice to WIL still in lockdown?
Taking it one day at a time helps.

Yah Li Toh

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Yah Li Toh

25 May 2020

Singapore

Home for a while by S.Lyre, Delayde

What have you learnt from this experience?
Learning from and respecting nature is very important. This crisis also shows the extremes of human nature and reaction towards adversaries. Be kind of oneself and others.
What are you most thankful for?
I am thankful that I can still enjoy the days, even communicating with my friends and family, colleagues near and far virtually, through various means. I am thankful I can still continue to work, to contribute in different ways to the community and simply staying healthy and able to take every single breathe. friends and family are still safe and good
What are your hopes for the future?
I hope that from this crisis, mankind will be more kind and shows more gratitude and respect. hopefully, we will be more sensitive to resources, to our habitats, to our mother earth.

Toshihisa K.

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Toshihisa K.

24 May 2020

Japan

We are the world

How are you feeling today?
Sunday sunshine is comfortable time.
5 words to describe your lockdown experience
Flower,fruits,vegetables loss.
What do you miss the most?
I didn't go to my friend funeral.

Jess Gallacher

@gallacherjess Insta

Jess Gallacher

23 May 2020

United Kingdom

Our day will come - Amy Winehouse version

How are you feeling today?
Lucky. I'm healthy and can pay the bills, so everything beyond that is a bonus.
What do you miss the most?
Family and friends. Hugs. Proper eye contact. Real life art that's not on a screen.
Your best read/Netflix binge during lockdown?
Schitt's Creek. Its so thoughtful and beautiful.

Jessica Juliette Kamps, Cluster Manager CICAT

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Jessica Juliette Kamps, Cluster Manager CICAT

22 May 2020

España

Cool, Dua Lipa

What are you most thankful for?
My friends & family, we can´t see each other has before but we still connected and sharing good moments. My city, i'm in love with Barcelona, we are lucky to live in such beautiful place.
How are you feeling today?
Happy! it's friday and it's sunny 😊
What do you miss the most?
Freedom and carefree days

Cristina Gil Venegas

Instagram @crisgilvenegas

Cristina Gil Venegas

22 May 2020

Bogotá, Colombia

Mi libertad - Monsieur Perine

What do you miss the most?
The feeling of freedom and joy that travelling brings to me
What are you most thankful for?
I have reconnected with my passions: photography, design, drawing and all through light
Your best read/Netflix binge during lockdown?
Netflix: Becoming - Michelle Obama Reading: In praise of shadows

Charlotte Croft

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Charlotte Croft

21 May 2020

London, UK

Bob Marley - Everything's Gonna Be Alright

What do you miss the most?
Friends, Family and Freedom!
What have you learnt from this experience?
That London has some really beautiful areas that we take for granted.. it wasn't until we were only allowed out for 1 hour a day did we actually start to enjoy the local area and the stunning parks we have. We will not take anything for granted moving forward..
Any advice to WIL still in lockdown?
Stay Strong and Stay Positive! We will get through this 😊

EMILIA HERNANDEZ_ PRODUCT MANAGER L&S

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EMILIA HERNANDEZ_ PRODUCT MANAGER L&S

20 May 2020

MADRID

Taro de Alt-J

What do you miss the most?
Being able to celebrate whatever with my loved ones
5 words to describe your lockdown experience
Calm
Time
Priorities
Love
Gourmet
What are you doing to help feel connected?
I'm developing a new love for technologies and social media. Being able to see family, friends and colleagues through the camera makes distances seem smaller

Michela Mezzavilla

https://www.instagram.com/remm_by_michelamezzavilla/

Michela Mezzavilla

20 May 2020

Barcelona

I am what I am - Gloria Gaynor

How are you feeling today?
Energized and optimistic.
What are you most thankful for?
Having more time to spend with my little daughter, re-discovering reality through her eyes.
What have you learnt from this experience?
Each moment we live is a gift. It's important to tell each other how much we care.

Paz Campos

Paz Campos

20 May 2020

Dubai UAE

Better Together by Jack Johnson

What do you miss the most?
I miss that I can take an aeroplane and visit my family and siblings.
5 words to describe your lockdown experience
Patience
Smile
Meditation
Health
Hug
What have you learnt from this experience?
Take care yourself and the people that you love. Live the day and enjoy the simple things.

Barbara Rodríguez pando lighting designar at LDC

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Barbara Rodríguez pando lighting designar at LDC

19 May 2020

Madrid, spain

Nunca estoy c. Tangana

5 words to describe your lockdown experience
Working, pilates, clapping, dinner, repeat
What are you most thankful for?
The Sky I can see from our Windows and the plants un our terrace
Your best read/Netflix binge during lockdown?
Unorthodox at netflix

Marga Puigdomènech

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Marga Puigdomènech

19 May 2020

Barcelona

DREAM / the Cranberries

What have you learnt from this experience?
We need to hear the nature
What do you miss the most?
Family and friends.
How are you feeling today?
In peace

Iris Molendijk

Iris Molendijk

18 May 2020

Stockholm, Sweden

Chateau - Angus & Julia Stone

Which project are you most looking forward to working on?
Basically any project with light and people. As I am almost graduated I am really looking forward to finally start working again. I hope that COVID-19 won't stop me from finding a great office to work for.
5 words to describe your lockdown experience
THESIS
Focus
Zoom meetings
Experiments
Roommates
What have you learnt from this experience?
While being locked in my room I found the time and focus to work on my thesis. Every afternoon I gave myself the time to do a workout and prepare a healthy meal. After a few weeks of watching Netflix I also found my way back to yoga and I even started meditation. This situation brought me closer to myself.

Beatrice

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Beatrice

18 May 2020

London, UK

Eclipse - Pink Floyd

What do you miss the most?
I miss the most sharing experiences with friends, family and strangers as going to concerts, checking the latest art expositions, dinners, ect...
What have you learnt from this experience?
I've learned to appreciate the present moment and pay more attention to details. In a world where everything is in continue transformation and fast-paced, sometimes we spend our time more focusing on what we don’t have instead of what we do have. Unfortunately, because of this, we don’t take the time to think about the little things that bring us happiness and make our lives better. Lockdown is a great opportunity to focus on these!
What are you doing to help feel connected?
I spend my free time painting, doing yoga and cooking.

Nathalie Naval

@navanathalie

Nathalie Naval

18 May 2020

Barcelona

Toda una vida - ZENET

How are you feeling today?
I am happy is a sunny Sunday today
What do you miss the most?
To be able to see and hug my family from France.
What have you learnt from this experience?
I have learned to value much more what I have, my family, my friends amd many other things.

Manel Escacena-Chica

@manelescacena

Manel Escacena-Chica

16 May 2020

Barcelona

Vitalic - Levitation

Your best read/Netflix binge during lockdown?
'The essential' written by Miguel Milá, considered the first industrial designers of our country. This book takes us back to what is needed in essence, and connects really well with the reality we're going through right now.
What are you most thankful for?
I'm most thankful for having all friends and relatives healthy and out of risk.
It's been also my birthday during this week, and I'm very happy to see how many people care about me and support me.
Any advice to WIL still in lockdown?
To stay connected. To share not only success but also worries, we become stronger from the downs not only from the ups!

ESTHER TORELLÓ

@lightecturemagazine

ESTHER TORELLÓ

16 May 2020

@lightecturemagazine

Chandelier of Damien Rice

Your best read/Netflix binge during lockdown?
I definitely recommend the inspirational "The marvelous Mrs. Maisel" an example of a confidence woman in a ocean of men.
5 words to describe your lockdown experience
Webinar when waking up, webinar for breakfast, webinar for lunch, webinar at tea time, webinar for dinner. Webinar's... what else?

What have you learnt from this experience?
I have learned that contrary to what we have always been told, the world can stop. That for a few moments animals can feel free and leave their burrows without fear of humans, nature can regain its splendor and cities can wake up without pollution and without being overwhelmed by tourism. That if we propose, change and a better planet are possible.

Rachael Nicholls

@Little_Lumen

Rachael Nicholls

15 May 2020

Oxford, England

Melody of Love by Hot Chip

What are you doing to help feel connected?
I’ve been sending postcards (and brownies!) to my friends and regular video chats. Also, working chats with one of my colleagues, where we just have each other on speaker phone while we work sometimes.
What are you most thankful for?
My health, my garden, the internet (especially my local online patisserie) and my cat; she comes to see me at about 4pm each day and sits on my lap while I work.
What’s for lunch?
A fish finger sandwich followed by some Tony’s chocolate (the salted caramel flavour is my favourite!)

Puneeta Anand

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Puneeta Anand

15 May 2020

Delhi, India

Three little birds by Bob Marley and wailers

Your best read/Netflix binge during lockdown?
Reading Guns, germs and steel by Jared Diamond. It’s a short history of everybody for the last 13,000 years.
What do you miss the most?
Human touch. I miss my family and friends a lot, miss going to work and in person meetings. Also, a lot of hugs and happiness is all we need right now.
5 words to describe your lockdown experience
Introspection, meditation, growth, technology and essentials

Eleanna Kafka

www.linkedin.com/in/eleanna-kafka-0a64a9152/

Eleanna Kafka

15 May 2020

Twickenham, London, UK

Pink Floyd - Shine on you crazy diamond

What do you miss the most?
Visiting my family and friends back home. Hugging my dog!
Going to concerts and museums, going out for dinner.
What are you most thankful for?
The many more beautiful moments we are sharing with my partner.
What’s for lunch?
Anything and everything! I'm being so much more creative with my cooking now.

Sophya Acosta Lighting Design Studio

https://www.instagram.com/sophya.acostaldstudio/

Sophya Acosta Lighting Design Studio

15 May 2020

Argentina

Casio by Jungle https://open.spotify.com/track/33wUd3GgaRf2rux2aJ71yb

What are you most thankful for?
Our team, being able to keep hanging out by video call is great. Technology is amazing and we are exercising our virtual hugs.
What do you miss the most?
Going to the theatre. We are theatre animals and the darkness before the show is our natural environment.
Any advice to WIL still in lockdown?
Keep thinking about light and playing with it at home!

Agata Tyburska

@agatatyburska

Agata Tyburska

15 May 2020

London, United Kingdom

Billie Joe Armstrong, Green Day - I Think We're Alone Now

Your best read/Netflix binge during lockdown?
Books: The Witcher Saga
Netflix: Sherlock
What are you doing to help feel connected?
Weekly scheduled video call quizzes with friends. A drink also doesn't hurt!
What have you learnt from this experience?
Be kind, we are all affected by the current situation in different ways and we need to be there for one another.

Marci Song

https://www.instagram.com/seamdesign/

Marci Song

14 May 2020

London, UK

Pop Life - Prince

Your best read/Netflix binge during lockdown?
Tales from the Loop, Westworld Season 3 - both have great music, scenes and narrative feature good lighting
What do you miss the most?
wandering and photographing normal life outside of these four walls and sharing them and experiences with people
What have you learnt from this experience?
How much more I need to learn. It's easy to be introspective during these times of isolation. Even under the challenges and constraints of the lockdown, I never found myself bored - there was always something to learn and something to improve.

Giusy Gallina

@giusy.gallina75

Giusy Gallina

14 May 2020

Turin, Italy

Un giorno di ordinaria magia, Negrita

Your best read/Netflix binge during lockdown?
Shantaram, Gregory David Roberts
5 words to describe your lockdown experience
patience
think
fragility
courage
solidarity
What do you miss the most?
Go sailing

Paola Urbano

@urbanolighting

Paola Urbano

14 May 2020

Turin, Italy

Ludovico Einaudi – Experience

5 words to describe your lockdown experience
- silence: I've enjoyed the silence, although at first it was disturbing.
- solidarity: between people.
- time: a new perception of time, a suspended time.
- adaptation : to new rules.
- spring : I've contemplated carefully the power of nature, day after day.
How are you feeling today?
I feel good and I’m confident.
What are your hopes for the future?
I hope the pandemic will end soon. I hope for an increased feeling of responsibility from all us.

Alla Filippovich

https://www.facebook.com/alla.filipovich.5

Alla Filippovich

14 May 2020

Jordan

Zhuravli

What are you doing to help feel connected?
Webinars! Seems I might have missed only a few. And if a second wave is to occur ( I hope it won't ), I’ll look through all the webinars in the recording.
What’s for lunch?
Whatever could be delivered to home. All food outlets had been closed for two months and starting to provide delivery just a few days ago so we ate in only. Daily home fine cuisine, especially during Ramadan.
Any advice to WIL still in lockdown?
Let's meet at in Zoom.

Katherine Ayala

@okoiluminacion

Katherine Ayala

14 May 2020

Perú

Natalia Jiménez - Creo en Mi

Your best read/Netflix binge during lockdown?
Bhagavad Gita
5 words to describe your lockdown experience
Contemplación.
Resiliencia.
Crear.
Cuidar.
Rediseño.

What do you miss the most?
El Box de Crossfit.

Kaori Hiroki

@hirokikaori

Kaori Hiroki

14 May 2020

Tokyo, Japan

I Wish I Could Go Traveling Again - Stacey Kent

What have you learnt from this experience?
Connect with people, and think about what I can do for them.
Nobody knows the future, but I believe these essential things will never change in any situation.
What do you miss the most?
I miss the city light and people. I realized these are the fuel of my motivation.
What are your hopes for the future?
Many people are staying at home now, so I hope this experience would become a good opportunity to think about your home lighting. Both artificial and natural light affects us mentally and physically. Being conscious of light will improve your quality of life!

Kael Gillam

@kael.anne

Kael Gillam

13 May 2020

Croydon, UK

Nine Inch Nails - Every Day Is Exactly The Same

What do you miss the most?
Seeing my famiy, being able to hug my friends, and drinking a proper pint.
What have you learnt from this experience?
Our ideals of productivity are changing in a positive, healthy way, and that personal and community wellness is now at the forefront of people's minds. It's not just a throw-away term, it's getting ingrained and helping us all to cope in our own individual ways.
What are you most thankful for?
Not having to commute 2+ hours to work every day! Much more time to cook lavish meals and relax.

Alessandra Bertolini

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Alessandra Bertolini

13 May 2020

Barcelona, Spain

A vida é bella - Banda Kakana https://youtu.be/0D94W9g07gg

What are you most thankful for?
My balcony, the morning sun, my shelter.
What do you miss the most?
My family, Rome, the sea.
What have you learnt from this experience?
I can spend time with myself.

SELEN CELIK GUNGOR

https://www.linkedin.com/in/selen-çelik-güngör-1667984a

SELEN CELIK GUNGOR

13 May 2020

Helsinki - Finland

Gigi Masin - Swallow’s Tempest

What’s for lunch?
Salmon Poke Bowl
What do you miss the most?
Dinner out with my friends and spouse, visiting museums and galleries, walking more than 180 steps a day
Your best read/Netflix binge during lockdown?
Hans Ulrich Obrist - Lives of the Artists, Lives of the Architects

Daniella Wong

https://www.instagram.com/daniellawstudio/

Daniella Wong

13 May 2020

Guayaquil, Ecuador

Norah Jones - Peace

What are you most thankful for?
My grandparents health
What do you miss the most?
Being able to enjoy the little things in my daily life
Any advice to WIL still in lockdown?
Stay connected, and always try to show beauty in your everyday!

Daniella Wong

@daniellawstudio @daniellawm

Daniella Wong

13 May 2020

Guayaquil, Ecuador

Norah Jones - Peace

What do you miss the most?
Being able to enjoy the simple things, and value liberty as it was
Any advice to WIL still in lockdown?
Keep showing how beautiful life is, and how lucky are a
What are you most thankful for?
My grandparents health

Sabrina Mandel

https://www.instagram.com/sabrina.mandel.ld/

Sabrina Mandel

13 May 2020

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Viva la vida, Cold Play

What’s for lunch?
Salad
What do you miss the most?
Freedom.
What are you most thankful for?
196/5000 I am grateful for the health of myself and my family and for the profession I have. I love light and it does me good to work than I like in these times when at home we have less options.

Elena Vasileva

https://www.instagram.com/vslvtor/

Elena Vasileva

13 May 2020

Moscow

Auf leichtem Fuß · Haindling

What’s for lunch?
Breakfast 😊
What do you miss the most?
Alpine South Tyrol
Which project are you most looking forward to working on?
Landscape lighting

MACARENA RISSO - Architect-Lighting Designer-Teacher-Researcher

Macarena Risso

MACARENA RISSO - Architect-Lighting Designer-Teacher-Researcher

13 May 2020

Montevideo - Uruguay

Everybody wants to rule the world - Tears for fears

Your best read/Netflix binge during lockdown?
El Elogio de la Sombra de Junichiro Tanazaki , y La Agonía y el E´xtasis de Irving Stone
What do you miss the most?
Weekend lunches with the family, going out with friends, just going out for a walk.
Which project are you most looking forward to working on?
Urban lighting and changes in ambience and percepction in relation to new led fixtures.

Sophie Hoyal

@srhlightingdesign

Sophie Hoyal

13 May 2020

Limehouse, London

Physical by Dua Lipa

Your best read/Netflix binge during lockdown?
Schitts Creek
What have you learnt from this experience?
That I really like Caitlin Moran's column in The Times on Saturday.
5 words to describe your lockdown experience
Online fitness is dangerous stuff

Pia Salmi

Pia Salmi

13 May 2020

Espoo, Finland

This is the Life, Amy Macdonald

What are you most thankful for?
For the extra time for everyday walks in nature close to my home.
How are you feeling today?
Super Happy as my daugter just got results from her final exams and they were much better than she expected!
Your best read/Netflix binge during lockdown?
La Casa se Papel

Nitika Agrawal

instagram.com/nitika.agrawal/

Nitika Agrawal

13 May 2020

Idar-Oberstein, Germany

Maroon 5 - Memories

5 words to describe your lockdown experience
- strengthened family bonding
- improved cooking skills
- personal development by attending online university courses
- understanding the importance of free movement
- focus on health
What do you miss the most?
I miss the most getting ready and socialising with diverse people including friends and colleagues over a drink or a restaurant.
What have you learnt from this experience?
It is easy to feel impatient and frustrated with the situation. Key is to keep positive, calm and be patient. Focus on your hobbies, self-development, health and enjoy family time. In everyday life, we barely get the opportunity to focus on these due to our busy work schedule. Make the most of your time at home for self-development!

Aimee Corcoran

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Aimee Corcoran

12 May 2020

Roscommon, Ireland

Lisa Hannigan - Undertow

What do you miss the most?
Being able to smile, laugh & hug my friends & family in person.
What have you learnt from this experience?
It seems everything has been stripped back to basics, in an almost nostalgic manner. I've learned to cherish the peace, the tame and the tranquility of the Irish countryside. It's magic. I don't miss the city bustle at all.
What are you most thankful for?
My health & my wealth (the family & friends I've surrounded myself with)

Beata Denton

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Beata Denton

12 May 2020

Stockholm, Sweden

“Love you ‘till the end”, The Pogues and ”Dear life”, Beck. Love and Life.

What do you miss the most?
I miss travelling and socialising, miss my daughter and friends in London - I miss London! Miss the lighting community IRL. I miss planning ahead. And I miss wearing proper shoes, (as opposed to slippers:))
What are you most thankful for?
I am grateful for not being alone and for being able to move around relatively freely in comparison. Grateful for having my job, and being able to work from home. Thankful for people that make me laugh in this nightmare.
What’s for lunch?
I eat quite little for lunch but rarely skip finishing off with a fresh date and some peanut butter! And I definitely get my take away cappuccino from the café near by.

Paulina Villalobos

@villacomic IG

Paulina Villalobos

12 May 2020

Santiago Chile

Cold Fever, Matías Aguayo

Which project are you most looking forward to working on?
I want to write 😉
What are your hopes for the future?
The next global challenge will be climate change. So this slowdown/lockdown gives us time to think in a new way to thing our cities, where the connection with light, nature and wellbeing should be born.
What do you miss the most?
Go to the mountain

Fernanda Castillo

https://www.instagram.com/ferchucastillo/

Fernanda Castillo

12 May 2020

San Miguel de Tucuman, Tucuman, Argentina

Tocando al frente - Los Puesteros

What are you most thankful for?
de estar sanos y poder disfrutar de ver crecer a mi hijo.
What do you miss the most?
los asados con la familia, folclore Argentino de fondo , una gran mesa y mucho sol!
What have you learnt from this experience?
que valoro las pequeñas cosas que antes no tenían importancia para mi, que pude conectarme con quien quiero ser y que quiero dejar en este mundo.

Giorgia Brusemini

@ognicasailluminata

Giorgia Brusemini

12 May 2020

Italy_ Milano

Il postino - (L. Bacalov)

What are you most thankful for?
I am grateful that the people I love most are all well. I am also grateful to my little daughter because her presence helped me to remain anchored to reality in difficult moments.
5 words to describe your lockdown experience
challenge, hope, patience, imagination, distance
Any advice to WIL still in lockdown?
We are a large network capable of welcoming and helping, stay in touch and take advantage of it to get to know other people in our community.

Elisa

www.instagram.com/design_by_hilge

Elisa

12 May 2020

Jyväskylä, Finland

Katie Melua - Wonderful life

5 words to describe your lockdown experience
Calm, healty, lonely, effective and creative
Which project are you most looking forward to working on?
My videoproject We see the light, together with light artists and lighting designers from different countrirs. It's great to capture and preserve these weird times trough the eyes of us who see the light in everything.
What do you miss the most?
Drinking wine with my friends...

Susanna

@susannaantico

Susanna

11 May 2020

Gent, Belgium

Who can it be now - Men at work

What are you most thankful for?
I am in very confortable place, there is space, there is a nice view. I am allowed, although by myself, to take walks along the nearby river and breathe fresh air. Internet is working very well. I do not know anyone who got sick.
What do you miss the most?
Two main things. I miss the leadership that all governments' should provide. I see no perspective no strategies. Improvisation seems to be the supreme authority. I miss the smiling looks of the people and not being allowed to hug someone else.
What have you learnt from this experience?
That nothing should be taken for granted. For the good or for the bad the most unexpected, unthinkable and surprisingly event can suddenly happen. So now, more than ever, Carpe diem!

Sharon Maghnagi

@sharonmhk

Sharon Maghnagi

11 May 2020

Hong Kong

Flames by David Guetta & Sia

What have you learnt from this experience?
I have learnt how to better prepare for the next lockdown.  That those short walks outside, (I never used to want to take), are very restorative.  I have also learnt that I should never attempt to cut my own hair. 
What are you most thankful for?
1) My health.
2) Technology.  Its kept us connected, productive, informed and entertained.  At one point, I had no WiFi...was very thankful to get it back.
3) Time.  Even if I look at it as something lost, then I would still be thankful - when I think of all the other kinds of loss suffered.  
Which project are you most looking forward to working on?
Everything Women in Lighting!  

Sabine De Schutter

@studiodeschutter

Sabine De Schutter

11 May 2020

Berlin

Angèle - oui ou non

Your best read/Netflix binge during lockdown?
Tiger King :D
What do you miss the most?
real life social gatherings and visiting inspiring places
Any advice to WIL still in lockdown?
Focus on the good, there are so many nice things to do from home. Enjoy this extraordinary situation!

Sophie O’Rourke

Instagram: @stubbzclassic

Sophie O’Rourke

10 May 2020

London, UK

Don't stand so close to me - The Police

What have you learnt from this experience?
I am so intrigued by the sheer number of people saying that now they are settling into this new way of life that they are actually feeling less stressed, more focused and calmer. Personally speaking, the temporary lack of constant pressure to be 'doing' is such a relief. And oh my god look at global CO2 emissions plummeting! It is so clear that this was the giant global change needed to kick start a new way of living – a total paradigm shift. Obviously this lockdown is not the ideal, but neither was way we lived before. I really hope that things don’t go back the way they were, but I hope they don’t stay like this either. I’m looking forward to a better future.
5 words to describe your lockdown experience
Getting lost cycling, plants, food.
What do you miss the most?
I miss going to gigs and getting deep in the lovely, sweaty, messy moshpits. I miss museums and galleries. I miss seeing friends and family in person - i miss their hugs. However, a huge unexpected upside of this is seeing my friends more often virtually - especially all the ones back home in Australia and scattered all around the world. Also........ I think i'm even beginning to miss the tube.

Rosa A de Arcaya

https://www.linkedin.com/in/rosa-arcaya-27040a49/

Rosa A de Arcaya

9 May 2020

London

Any type of reggaeton unfortunatelly, I dance with my little cousin every night

5 words to describe your lockdown experience
Time
Mindfulness
Appreciation
Health
Relationships
What’s for lunch?
Salade Niçoise

A couple of days ago I received a cookbook by suprise. One of my friends sent it to me so we can cook together during lockdown. Is these little things that make me smile and look forward to things. Love her and love this Southern French cuisine cook book.
Any advice to WIL still in lockdown?
I would say to make the most out of it. Adapt to the new situation, do things for a reason and support the people around you as much as you can! Everything will be okay.

Isis Gomez

@on_the_black_canvas (IG)

Isis Gomez

9 May 2020

Acassuso, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Do I Wanna Know?_ Artic Monkey _ AM Album

5 words to describe your lockdown experience
Calm
Uncertainty
Recognize
Feeling
Rethinking
What have you learnt from this experience?
That I needed this downtime to be able to recognize situations that I was overlooking. That I can always start again. That sometimes you can count on the people you least thought about. To realize how much I miss my family. To have faith in the world again ...
What are your hopes for the future?
My hope is that the spirit of collaboration and unity present now extends beyond quarantine and becomes the new normal. And that taking care of nature become an essential part of our life.

Mara Spentza

https://www.facebook.com/maraspentzalightinarch/

Mara Spentza

9 May 2020

Serres, Greece

Killing me softly - The Fugees

What do you miss the most?
Nature !!the serenity of our beautiful Mountains and the infinity colors and sound of the SEA! and of course Live Theatre performances...
What have you learnt from this experience?
To slow down - stop - breathe - communicate in depth.that LESS is MORE...and that EDUCATION is the magic word!
How are you feeling today?
Positive and Ispired by the explosion in Communication and need to Share... that this quarantine has ignited.

Sarah Ruahton-Read

The Natural Light Project

Sarah Ruahton-Read

9 May 2020

Brighton, UK

Living Next Door To Alice

Your best read/Netflix binge during lockdown?
Hollywood
What are you most thankful for?
Rick Stein’s Long Weekends, my family, my brand new baby grand daughter, living by the sea, having the South Downs on my Doorstep, the Brighton Breastcare team, my team at The Fifth Estate, my garden, my husband, my job, being alive!
What are you doing to help feel connected?
Sending long emails to friends and colleagues, talking on the phone, selecting my source of news carefully and avoiding the BBC, talking to my family daily, avoiding social media, going for walks, reading graffiti!

Tania Burguete

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Tania Burguete

8 May 2020

Mexico City

Dancing with myself by The Cure

What are you most thankful for?
being able to still work from home
What are you doing to help feel connected?
call my friends on the phone and using zoom like crazy
What’s for lunch?
brownies!!!

Alice

Alice

8 May 2020

Milano

Wishing Girl by Lola Marsh

What do you miss the most?
To hug my friends and family
What have you learnt from this experience?
I’m learning to slow down, and I hope I won’t forget it!
What are you most thankful for?
I’m thankful for my friends and family to be all fine, I’m thankful for my partner to be here with me and since all we can do is staying at home, I’m thankful for having a home!

Ya-hui Cheng

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Ya-hui Cheng

8 May 2020

Taiwan

Rain_Sekai No Owari

5 words to describe your lockdown experience
Happy to spend time inwards
What are you most thankful for?
Anything can happen unexpectedly at any time. So enjoy NOW. I think for the time I am still keeping.
What do you miss the most?
outdoor activities

Lisa Marchesi

https://www.instagram.com/marchesi_lisa/

Lisa Marchesi

8 May 2020

Brugherio (little city close to Milano)

The cure - A strange day

5 words to describe your lockdown experience
time: "the time of kindness" it is a virtuous circle of solidarity and humanity done by us (red cross volunteers)
safe: respect the rules
courage: be safe, be brave
memories: remember this experience for the future
silence: enjoy the silence
What are your hopes for the future?
that all the people in the world are fine
Any advice to WIL still in lockdown?
we are women and we are strong together

Christina Thanasoula

https://www.instagram.com/christinathanasoula/

Christina Thanasoula

7 May 2020

Athens, Greece

Bohemian Rhapsody

How are you feeling today?
Motivated
Your best read/Netflix binge during lockdown?
I've watched Frankenstein on the National Theatre you tube channel (UK) and it blew my mind. The lighting design was exceptional!
Any advice to WIL still in lockdown?
Keep on studying and developing skills, there is always something more to learn and get good at.

Carolina

Carolina

7 May 2020

Roma, Italia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ivg3J3h5Ps

How are you feeling today?
Great! back to the office and feeling good vibrations about the future
What are you most thankful for?
The people I love and who love me back, that support me every day and give me the joy and the energy to face life with a smile
What’s for lunch?
mozzarella, rughetta e speck =)

Giulia Brighi

https://instagram.com/giulia.bri?igshid=1i1euxj6lgbda

Giulia Brighi

7 May 2020

London

Chan Chan - Buena Vista Social Club

What are your hopes for the future?
I strongly believe we will change how we live this life. More respectful for the environment, for example in one year I would like to be the perfect zero waste and ecological person. During this lockdown I was surprised see how the nature comes back to live in a lot of cities! More flexible and empathetic with people, not only in our personal life but also in the work environment. With this COVID-19 we realize we are all the same, no distinction between genders, nationality and color of the skin. I’m very positive.
What are you doing to help feel connected?
I try to do workout after work and play with some handcraft skills! For example I did my first Macrame in one hour (quite simple, but lovely). Of course, videocalls with family and friends make me feel more close to my origins.
What’s for lunch?
Handmade pumpkin ravioli (done by my lovely boyfriend)

Sarah Elise Sartore

https://www.instagram.com/aranel_again/

Sarah Elise Sartore

7 May 2020

Italy

Hope - Bauhaus

What are you most thankful for?
I'm very thankful for all the time spent with my family. The good morning cuddles with my kids are something very special of this period.
What have you learnt from this experience?
I learnt that it takes very little to takes us away what we have, so it is important to concentrate on the very essentials and protect them.
Which project are you most looking forward to working on?
I really need to get to know what I want, and carry it on.

Francesca Feltrin

Instagram @ffeltrina

Francesca Feltrin

7 May 2020

London, UK

Just Can't Get Enough - Depeche Mode

What do you miss the most?
Visiting my family and boyfriend, having dinner with friends, books shopping, yoga classes
What have you learnt from this experience?
Taking more time for myself and relaxing is definitely a pro of this strange experience. Just reading a book, gardening or hanging out with my housemates. My stress level is lower than usual, for sure!
Your best read/Netflix binge during lockdown?
War and Peace by Dostoevskij, Brilliant by Jane Brox and After Life on Netflix.

Martina Frattura

Martina Frattura

7 May 2020

Lisbon, Portugal

Blur - Tender

What are you most thankful for?
I am grateful for being healthy and safe
5 words to describe your lockdown experience
Patience - Training - Timing - Schedule - Reconsiderations
What’s for lunch?
Handmade pasta!

Sarah Toward

https://www.instagram.com/trends.lighting/

Sarah Toward

7 May 2020

Dornbirn, Austria

A change is gonna come, Sam Cooke

Which project are you most looking forward to working on?
Promoting LpS Digital and aiming to have more voices heard without the need to travel.
How are you feeling today?
On fire as I have 2 hours childcare for the first time in 8 weeks.
Your best read/Netflix binge during lockdown?
Unorthodox. Intriguing and authentic.

Annukka Larsen

Instagram @annukkalarsen

Annukka Larsen

7 May 2020

Tampere, Finland

Master Blaster (Jammin’) by Stevie Wonder

What are you most thankful for?
I’m most thankful that this lockdown happened in springtime - dark and wet winter would have been much more difficult in sense of sanity.
What are you doing to help feel connected?
We have afternoon coffees with colleagues over Teams, afterwork drinks in Zoom (today with Finnish light ladies!), calls with friends with funny face filters in Messenger and long walks with family..
What’s for lunch?
Salmon and creamy potatoes with fresh sallad. Green apple as a dessert. Followed by a short walk in the sun.

Giordana Arcesilai

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Giordana Arcesilai

7 May 2020

Bologna, Italy

Forbidden colours - Ryuichi Sakamoto

5 words to describe your lockdown experience
Neighborhood, atmosphere, webinars, learning, connectivity
What have you learnt from this experience?
I’ve learnt that it’s important to study always and learn more and more
Any advice to WIL still in lockdown?
Make your brain work, but don’t forget your body

Roberto Corradini

twitter.com/RobCorradiniLD

Roberto Corradini

7 May 2020

in a little village not so far from Venice, Italy

"Kommt, Ihr Angefochtnen Sunder" from J. S. Bach's Cantata BWV 30, sung by Magdalena Kozena

What do you miss the most?
Travel and meet friends in every part of the world
What have you learnt from this experience?
I learnt to be patient, but also always positive for my family and my close friends.
I also used the lockdown time for gaining new skills. I completed some online courses, received a dozen of Certificates of Achievement and I am improving my Russian! Thus, I will be able to make grammatical mistakes in more languages than ever!
What are you most thankful for?
Thanks God, me and my family are well in health and spirit. My close friends are closer than ever. The night is full of stars. I am thankful for all this.

Dipali Shirsat

https://www.instagram.com/di_luminescence/

Dipali Shirsat

7 May 2020

Dubai

Ek zindagi - Angrezi Medium

What are you most thankful for?
While many are suffering from the negative impact of the pandemic, I am really thankful for having roof under my head and having the basic necessities easily accessible.
Your best read/Netflix binge during lockdown?
Inside Bill's Brain: Decoding Bill Gates

What are your hopes for the future?
I hope the future holds something good for everyone and I hope people will become more empathetic, act responsible and nurture our environment.

Barbara Arena

https://www.linkedin.com/mwlite/in/barbara-arena-49943511

Barbara Arena

7 May 2020

London

I wish I knew how it would feel to be free - Nina Simone

What’s for lunch?
All kind of colourful salads from the Mediterranean and Middle East, Zoodles
What do you miss the most?
Have a dance with friends, playing with my little nephews, hugs and kisses. Can’t choose one!
What have you learnt from this experience?
I’ve learned to better listen to myself and to the others, I’ve learn to spread love and hope without running around.

Artem Masorin

@artem.masorin

Artem Masorin

7 May 2020

Frankfurt am Main

Dead Or Alive - You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)

What do you miss the most?
I extremely miss ice-cream in cones on the way to a city park
5 words to describe your lockdown experience
Family, Online, Sims, Share, Rethink
What are you most thankful for?
I am thankful that my wife made it back home from a trip before all the flights got cancelled so we could be at the lockdown together (:

Paula A Serna

@estudiodedos.co

Paula A Serna

7 May 2020

Medellin, Colombia

Circles - Post Malone

What have you learnt from this experience?
I learned to value every minimum detail that brings us happiness. See that excess is not necessary to be happy. What I want most at the moment is not in the material things. u know?
Your best read/Netflix binge during lockdown?
In this time I have dedicated myself to studying colors and all their study through feelings and perseption.
I'm currently reading "Theory of colors" Goethe
What are you most thankful for?
I am very thankful to my family that we have managed to contact and unite us in a virtual way. Thankful to my colleagues who have shared their experiences and knowledge with everyone. I have learned a lot in this time !!! New theories, new perspectives, new knowledge! KEEP ON LIGHT!

Menekse Seyma Kaya

Menekse Seyma Kaya

7 May 2020

Dublin

California Dream

Your best read/Netflix binge during lockdown?
Chef's Table
What are you doing to help feel connected?
Yoga & Mindfulness
What do you miss the most?
A lazy brunch with friends

Valery Gorelova

@valery.gorelova

Valery Gorelova

7 May 2020

Moscow

Mad About You - Hooverphonic

What do you miss the most?
Travelling! I even miss travelling around the city or a nearby park. Moving is the best way to think and stay creative for me. Morning and evening promenades with my dog always helped me to balance the daily routine and separate private life from work. Government restrictions in my area don`t allow people to go far from home without a special pass. So the first thing I will do after the quarantine is to book the flight somewhere (I haven't decided yet)
Your best read/Netflix binge during lockdown?
Book: Murakami`s "Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage"
Netflix: "How to get away with murder" (ABC)
What are you most thankful for?
I am very grateful to my friends and colleagues for support and inspirational talks about light and business. Also, can not mention all webinars and inspirational interviews that happened recent month. The way we share experience in knowledge even in a small dose helps to stay connected and move through the whole situation together.

Juliette Nielsen

@beersnielsen

Juliette Nielsen

7 May 2020

Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Catalina, Rosalía

What do you miss the most?
Feeling the sand on the beach between my toes...
How are you feeling today?
Like a juggler having to keep 20 balls in the air...
What are your hopes for the future?
Seeing all my family, friends and my whole team live soon!! No flat images of people but real 3D!!!

Matt Waring

Instagram - @matt_waring24

Matt Waring

6 May 2020

Stockport, UK

Rosalita - Bruce Springsteen (I've gotten big into the Boss over the last couple of weeks!)

What do you miss the most?
Being able to socialise in person with friends and colleagues. Zoom is fine to a point but with it being so nice and sunny recently, I'd love to be able to sit in a sunny beer garden with a cold pint and good company!
What have you learnt from this experience?
That it's actually possible for me to work from home without getting easily distracted! And that despite being quite opposed to it before, Facetiming/Zoom/Hangouts/video chats aren't really all that bad.
Your best read/Netflix binge during lockdown?
I'm currently reading Bruce Springsteen's autobiography (hence the song choice), which is naturally excellent - he's such a good storyteller in his songs, and this translates to his writing as well! In terms of Netflix binges, my wife and I have been steadily working through the Studio Ghibli back catalogue now that it's on Netflix, which is absolutely delightful and a welcome dose of positivity.

WIL Ambassador in Russia Olga Tuzova

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WIL Ambassador in Russia Olga Tuzova

6 May 2020

Milan, Italy

Toto Cutugno - L'Italiano

What do you miss the most?
nature, walking in my park
What have you learnt from this experience?
the World is so beautiful! Each detail in it is perfect!
Any advice to WIL still in lockdown?
The world has changed. And it won't be the same again. What can we do now? Sit grieving that the old life will not return, or build a new one. It’s always our choice. People will be divided into 2 parts: some will remain in the past, others will go to the future. Be the second ones - we can build a new World together, more intelligent, wiser!

Momena Saleem

@momenasaleem

Momena Saleem

6 May 2020

Lahore, Pakistan

Don't Stop Believin' - Journey

What are you most thankful for?
Seeing the sunrise and the sunset everyday from my terrace! Witnessing the beauty of the night sky, the stars twinkling with light and the moon - every night no matter which phase it's in. It is so beautiful.
What have you learnt from this experience?
How to keep myself calm and composed, in the uncertain times and how to make the best out of it!
What are your hopes for the future?
Something great is going to happen!

Amy Nelson

instagram @amynelson_

Amy Nelson

6 May 2020

Montclair, NJ, USA

The Lion Sleeps Tonight by the Tokens

What do you miss the most?
I miss my family more than anything! I just can't wait to embrace once again.
What are you most thankful for?
I'm so very thankful for my family's health and safety. Additional I'm grateful to have an outdoor space to relax without worry.
What are you doing to help feel connected?
We've been Facetiming with my parents often! My 10 month old brings joy to them even from a distance. Zoom meet-ups with friends and colleagues also help break up the monotony.

Maureen Moran

https://www.linkedin.com/in/maureen-moran-502b896

Maureen Moran

6 May 2020

Washington DC

96 Tears!

What do you miss the most?
Restaurants
What are you doing to help feel connected?
Internet
Your best read/Netflix binge during lockdown?
Edison Biography

Heidi

https://www.linkedin.com/in/heidi-de-lucchi-4a0a91110

Heidi

6 May 2020

United Kingdom

Guns ‘N Roses – Welcome To The Jungle

Your best read/Netflix binge during lockdown?
I happily jump on the Tiger King bandwagon!
What have you learnt from this experience?
Although nothing beats a face to face meeting, we can still cover everything via digital interfaces. I think this will continue going forward
What do you miss the most?
Family and friends, and although I never thought I would ever say this, I miss being stuck in traffic!

Allan Howard

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Allan Howard

6 May 2020

United Kingdom

Pink Floyd, Shine on you crazy diamond

What are you most thankful for?
Bird song, I am on the flight path to Luton airport, no planes and just the joy of bird song
Which project are you most looking forward to working on?
A CIE Technical research panel looking at the obtrusive lighting control / mitigation requirements for media screens and facades.
Any advice to WIL still in lockdown?
Try / learn something new, I have just brought a Unicycle .......... (mid life crisis perhaps)

Martin Lupton

@lightcollective

Martin Lupton

6 May 2020

Birmingham, UK

Ante Up - Remix M.O.P feat. Busta Rhymes

Your best read/Netflix binge during lockdown?
It's a guilty pleasure but the one I will probably remember the most is Tiger King!!
What’s for lunch?
Avocado on toast with tomatoes and salt.
What are you most thankful for?
That my friends and family are all safe and healthy at the moment plus that I am allowed out to run every day.

XL Chia

@octopus.sg

XL Chia

3 May 2020

Calabria, Italy

Attaboy, Goat Rodeo Sessions

How are you feeling today?
Excited! The lockdown in Italy will ease *a little* tomorrow. I'm looking forward to walking to town again.
Your best read/Netflix binge during lockdown?
Discworld has been a fantastic escape.
What are your hopes for the future?
I hope we learn that GDP is not a good indicator of well-being, and that we will be able to restart our lives by being inclusive of those we used to take for granted or ignore.

Katia Kolovea

@archifos

Katia Kolovea

29 April 2020

Athens, Greece

Bob Marley - Everything’s gonna be alright

What do you miss the most?
Hugging my friends and just walking around without worries, masks, gloves, etc.
What have you learnt from this experience?
Nothing should ever be taken for granted again plus it's interesting to be completely out of your comfort zone once in a while.
What are you doing to help feel connected?
Sharing photos and moments with my friends and family, a lot of video conferencing, voice messages, and shared online experiences.  Just need to add here: Thank you Internet, Thank you technology 

Sharon Stammers

@LightCollective

Sharon Stammers

29 April 2020

London, UK

Say Hey (I Love You) by Michael Franti

What do you miss the most?
Sometimes it physically hurts how much I miss my family and friends. 
I also miss the small things like swimming at the lido and going out to eat.
What are you most thankful for?
To be in my own home with my family, safe, healthy and with access to food and medicine. 
What have you learnt from this experience?
That life being out of my control is ok. I’ve always been obsessed with being in control of everything - now I know that it’s alright to let go.

 

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