Light Reflexions Workshop February 4 2014.
The purpose with the The Material Gap and The Material Point is to ignite new collaboration between disciplines thus be a catalyst for applying cutting edge material research in society.
In addition to the event at Berns Salonger in Stockholm we therefore organize an interdisciplinary professional workshop at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Stockholm in collaboration with Innovation Norway.
It will be an exclusive gathering at the Norwegian Embassy with around 60 professionals from different disciplines, industry and research. The speakers at Berns Salonger in the evening will also participate.
This year’s The Material Gap will highlight new conceptual avenues for the medium light far beyond its capacity to shine upon us. Light technology is on the verge to enter our everyday lives in all its dimensions in the built environment. In a collaborative effort we could give the field a final push over the tipping point.
The point of departure is of course light and how it will have an impact on how we relate to our environment, to our health, the way we communicate, use energy etc. This transfer of technology is not a given but need to be conceptualized and find its business model.
Daniel Norell, Chalmers Architecture and Norell/Rodhe, Sweden
Elin Vatn, Snøhetta
Daan Roosegaarde, Design Lab Studio Roosegaarde, Netherlands
Pietro Lungaro, Wireless@KTH, Sweden
Marc Fontoynont, Aalborg University, Denmark
Lars Montielius, Lund University and Lund Lighting Initiative, Sweden
The Material Gap is a series of discussions on how to bridge the gap between material research and design/architecture. The event is part of a long-term project to set up a platform for knowledge sharing between material science and design/architecture
– The Material Point.