The ‘Configuring Light/Staging the Social’ project led by Dr Don Slater (London School of Economics) and Dr Joanne Entwistle (CMCI, King’s College London) has received ESRC funding for a three year international seminar series on light as material culture, bringing together an interdisciplinary group of practitioners and academics to discuss a wide range of issues around light and lighting. Confirmed speakers of the seminar series include professionals and academics from Qatar, New Zealand, USA, Denmark, Germany and the United Kingdom.
The £30,000 funding ensures that the seminar series can run three international seminars per year for three years. Eight will be hosted in UK venues and one will be held in a European capital. Each seminar will have one international speaker and three domestic presenters with an additional audience of about fifty people. The first event will be hosted at the London School of Economics and Political Science in spring 2014, the second seminar will take place in summer 2014 at King’s College London.
Full details: http://www.configuringlight.org
Press release: http://www.configuringlight.org/#/press/4579931980