Parsons Light Years Symposium and Reception

Yesterday afternoon and evening the Parsons Master of Fine Arts Lighting Design program held a public symposium that celebrated the 30 year anniversary of the lighting design program as well as UNESCO's declaration of 2015 being the International Year of Light.  The afternoon was full of extraordinary conversations surrounding the history of lighting design education and the evolution of the lighting design profession.  As part of the symposium, students in my Light, Space, Art elective designed an installation that evolved through a study of the intrinsic properties of the space and their interest in a subtle intervention.  The intervention was conceived as an extension of the space - shifting void to positive, shadow to light - in order to reveal a new understanding of the unique lighting properties in the space.