Nathalie Rozot’s LD+A Column Addresses Relevance of Social Issues to Lighting Education



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MFA Lighting Design faculty Nathalie Rozot’s latest column for LD+A – the journal published by the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America – is titled, “Design (Light) Like You Give a Damn.” The title references Cameron Sinclair and Kate Stohr’s book Design Like You Give a Damn, which argued powerfully for architecture’s role in addressing issues of health and social justice around the globe. In her column, Rozot similarly addresses the relevance of lighting to the key social issues of our time, and urges lighting education to embrace a deep engagement with these issues. She also identifies some of the organizations working on social lighting today, including  Concepteurs Lumière Sans Frontières/Lighting Designers Without Borders (with whom Rozot has worked recently) and the Social Light Movement. Full text of the article can be found here.