Light in the public realm
Friday 5th May at 15:00
At Aalborg Univeristy, A.C. Meyers Vænge 15, 2450 København SV
by Ellen Kathrine Hansen, Director of the M.Sc. in Lighting Design, AAU-Cph
15:10 LIGHT IN THE PUBLIC REALM
by James Carpenter from James Carpenter Design Associates Inc.
Refreshments will be served in the lobby.
JAMES CARPENTER BIO
James Carpenter has worked at the intersection of architecture, fine art, and engineering for nearly 50 years, advancing a distinctive vision based on the use of natural light as the foundational element of the built environment. Originally studying architecture before concentrating on the fine arts, Carpenter founded the cross-disciplinary design firm James Carpenter Design Associates in 1979 to support the application of these aesthetic principles to large-scale architectural projects. Carpenter’s work is driven by a deep awareness of materiality and craft as a means of enhancing the individual human experience within the built environment.
Carpenter has been recognized with numerous national and international awards, including an Academy Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship and the Smithsonian National Environment Design Award. He holds a degree from the Rhode Island School of Design, and was a Loeb Fellow of Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and a Mellon Teaching Fellow at the University of Chicago.
LIGHT LECTURES is a series of four annual lectures, where experts within the field of light are invited to speak about their discipline, intentions, and work experiences.
LIGHT LECTURES is a collaboration organized by Light Lab at KADK, Lighting Design AAU Cph, and VELUX Danmark A/S.
Attending the LIGHT LECTURES is open to all, and will be held in English.