Fear of the Dark often prevents truly sustainable lighting to be implemented. Zero carbon goals can be used as the enabling tool to gain a buy-in with clients to use darkness for its known health benefits. This talk will look at the details of where these fears originate, and the complexity involved of confronting them in your design.
Speaker – Colin Ball – Lighting Director BDP London
Educated in architecture, Colin has subsequently worked as a lighting designer for 27 years, joining BDP in 2011.
Ball has contributed to internationally award-winning projects including: Museum of Islamic Art – Galleries, Doha; Sakarin Mosque, Istanbul, Roca Gallery London, St Paul’s Cathedral, Interior Lighting, Theatre Royal Drury Lane and ‘The Hive’ UK Pavilion. His current work includes the Palace of Westminster, UCL and the University of Cambridge. He has a particular interest in developing innovative techniques for lighting within World Heritage venues plus Carbon Exemplary projects for cutting edge science institutes.
Colin has developed a series of lectures that look at how Light in Faith is represented from historical, religious and psychological perspectives in architecture and contemporary art, which he has delivered across the UK, Europe, North and South America. An organiser of a London Light & Film Festival, Colin also speaks about parallels of Lighting in Film, Theatre & Architecture. He has authored a number of articles for national and international professional lighting magazines and is a regular speaker at lighting events and conferences around the world.