Light in the City, a Vector of Social Cohesion?

edited by Zorica Matic

Each culture is a door that opens onto the universal. Light is a uni­versal language. As a source of life, beauty, and wonder, it transcends all cultural particularism. It is a source of inspiration for artists, philoso­phers, and researchers, it has always been a factor of political, economic and social development, and nowadays its role is growing.

Light is also knowledge. A complex question in the history of sci­ence, the origin of many artistic revolutions, and finally the soil of all spirituality, it is modulated according to our education, our beliefs, and our origins. And since our similarity is based on our differences, it is precisely from the crossing of opposing forces that the social bond will be born.

  • This book is the first publication of the International Day of Light.
  • It is published with the support of UNESCO.
  • Original title: Lumière dans la Cité, vecteur de cohésion sociale?
  • Translated from French by Isabelle Arnaud.

 

Keywords: light conference, light art, outdoor lighting, urban lighting, city lights

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Light in the City, a Vector of Social Cohesion?

Content

  • Light, between physics and metaphysics
  • Light as a universal language
  • International Year of Light
  • Light and Arts
  • Lights in the City

Contributors

  • John Dudley. Photonics PhD, Franche-Comté University. Chairman of the International Year of Light 2015 Steering Committee.
  • Luc Gwiazdzinski. Geographer, Grenoble-Alpes University. Director of the Master of Innovation of Territoiries.
  • Zorica Matic. Artist and researcher in the culture of light. Founding President of the Association Les Idées Lumières.
  • Eric Michel. Multimedia visual artist.
  • Maciej Nalecz. Director and Executive Secretary of the International Basic Sci­ences Programme, UNESCO.
  • Roger Narboni. Lighting designer, Concepto. Visual artist and electronic engineer by training.
  • Pauline Robert. Architect. Project manager for public lighting, Plaine Commune-Grand Paris urban community.
  • Costel Subran, Sciences PhD. President and CEO, Opton Laser International.
  • Darko Tanaskovic. Orientalist. Doctor of Letters and Professor of the Faculty of Arts, University of Belgrade.
  • Yann Toma. Artist and The lifelong presi­dent of the company Ouest-Lumière.

Readers

Architects, urban planners, lighting designers, artists, city authorities, manufactures, laboratories and students.

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Informations complémentaires

Poids 0.17 kg
Dimensions 20.6 × 14.6 × 0.6 cm
Language

English

Print lengh

96 pages

Published

May 2018

Publisher

Les Idées Lumières

ISBN

978-2-9564389-2-2