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Tuesday, September 19 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Light Justice: Everyone Deserves Good Lighting and Beneficial Darkness

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Everyone deserves quality lighting indoors.  This talk will address lighting equity in sustainable and healthy interior spaces.   It examines the causes and characteristics of poor quality interior lighting, including the lack of access to daylight and views, restorative darkness, and quality lighting design in places that house and serve people from marginalized communities.   This talk is a further exploration into the intersection of lighting and environmental justice, by exploring the history, practice and case studies of interior lighting for under-served communities.  This talk will answer these key questions: How can we bring quality indoor lighting to everyone?  What are the barriers to everyone having quality lighting?  What are examples of quality lighting that is accessible and affordable  to everyone?  This talk will be backed by data, research and case studies by practitioners who has been able to have a significant impact on the spaces used and enjoyed by under-served communities.

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Lya Osborn

Light Justice
Lya S. Osborn is a multidisciplinary designer, writer, and the founder of YO Studio, a collaborative workshop in Seattle, WA. Together with her colleagues Edward Bartholomew and Mark Loeffler, she works to make social advocacy resources and ongoing education accessible to the lighting... Read More →
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Edward Bartholomew

Principal, Bartholomew Lighting
Edward Bartholomew is the principal of Bartholomew Lighting, a Black-owned design consultancy based in Cambridge, MA.  He has more than thirty years of experience designing sustainable, inspiring, and award-winning architectural lighting systems.  His extensive project list includes memorials, corporate headquarters, parks, and non-profit facilities.Edward is an invited speaker on lighting technology... Read More →


Tuesday September 19, 2023 10:00am - 11:00am CDT
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