Educators’ meeting

Educators’ meeting

PLDC will again host an Educators’ meeting. The event offers educators the opportunity to share ideas about their work and the development of the Educators’ network.

One focus of this year’s meeting will be the status quo of university programmes dedicated to Lighting Design. Natalia Bystryantseva, Director of the Creative Lighting Design School at ITMO University in St. Petersburg will share her ideas on “Breaking down barriers in lighting education” and enrich your teaching repertoire.

The meeting will take place on 1. November, 2017, at the Palais des Congrés between 11.00- 13.30.



 11.00 – 11.45

→ Welcome and update on the status quo on the Lighting Design Education landscape:
core curriculum, a structured CPD set-up, Career Path in Lighting, the Alliance.

→ Report from Malcolm Innes + other members of the Think/Do Tank on Education and the Profession who are present.

→ Input from educators attending: new programmes, progress made at / between existing schools, research programmes, and more.

11.45 – 12.15

→ Guest speaker Natalia Bystryantseva on: Education that breaks down barriers – academic programmes today need to prepare lighting designers to act as “alchemists” and synthesise different kinds of sciences, art and technologies to create new scope for design.

→ Following the presentation there will be time for response and discussion.

12.15 – 12.45

→ The role of/benefits for educators/researchers/students in the Professional Lighting Design Alliance.

12.45 – 13.30

→ Break for drinks and light snacks.
→ Early Career Researchers are welcome to join the meeting.


Attendance is free-of-charge. To register please contact Kristina Lutscher, klutscher@via-internet.com

For more information on the Educators’ meeting please contact Alison Ritter, aritter@via-internet.com