women in lighting
Dear Women In Lighting...
Light Collective and lighting designer Katia Kolovea launch a celebratory project that looks into the leading women in the lighting industry.
omen In Lighting is a project
interviews will form part of the website
their portfolios. As the initiative progresses
Sharon Stammers and Martin
Dubai, the EILD event in Uruguay and the US
with coverage of all aspects of women in
established by Light Collective’s Lupton that will set out to create
an inspirational digital platform for women
working in lighting to promote their passion and achievements, narrate their career path and goals, celebrate their work and elevate their profile in the lighting community. Starting with lighting designers, the
scope will expand to include women in all
aspects of lighting - education, journalism, manufacturing, art and research.
A website and social media campaign
launched on International Women’s Day
(8th March), will begin with interviews with
female lighting designers completed by Light Collective.
The team has interviewed women in Sweden, Holland, Spain and the UK. Some of these
launch and others will be added from Italy,
as the project progresses. They hope to add
more participants to their ever-growing list of female ambassadors to the project, that already boasts an amazing 50 women.
The project launch is being supported by
formalighting. Light Collective approached formalighting with this project as it is a
company with a strong, inspirational woman in a lead role - Sharon Maghnagi. Also
supporting the initiative is Katia Kolovea
(Archifos) from Urban Electric as the head of the social media campaign.
Both arc and darc magazine are excited to participate as media partners for the new venture. arc magazine will be featuring a
piece in connection to Women In Lighting
in each issue, celebrating the designers and
and expands, the magazine will continue
the industry, from educators, journalists, manufacturers, artists and researchers.
“We started this project to try and make a difference. Although women make up at
least 50% of the lighting design profession, you only have to look at the number of
women speaking at major conferences,
acting as judges in awards, being asked as keynotes and serving on editorial boards to realise that the profile of women is
significantly lower than men. We want to
change this,” explained Martin Lupton of Light Collective.