Following the previous 2 editions of light.ication, we are very excited to announce Light.icationV3.0. The word Light.ication, means` Lighting Design through Education. As an initiative, Light.ication was founded by Sakina Dugawalla, Design Director & Founder @Light.Func. It aims to encourage mentorship & creativity through the peer lighting design community in opening the eyes of university and college students on the creative and technical characteristics of lighting design. Experienced Lighting Design studios act as mentors in giving their time to create the installations with students, putting the whole industry up for a session of fun, stress, creative acumen and of course, collaboration. We are forever grateful to everyone who has been a huge supporter and aim to go further this year. to name but a few, the likes of CD+M, Nathan Savage Lighting Design, DPA, Heba Hani Lighting Design, LW, Studio Lumen, Delta Lighting Consultants & Nulty+; without forgetting the universities, Heriot-Watt, AUD, Manipal University and in the first edition, Canadian University.
Every year, a theme is selected for Light.ication. For this year, in line with the national theme of the UAE, the lighting installations will honour the Year of Zayed. As we commemorate the memory of the founding father of the UAE, participants will be required to use the Light.ication initiative to showcase the impact of his legacy and promote the values that he displayed through his livelihood. In line with the many values that drive the year of Zayed, the most significant of these was Sheikh Zayed's belief that investing in people’s knowledge and capabilities would result in the greatest dividends for society. As we educate the Architects, Engineers and Interior Designers of tomorrow, the Light.ication initiative will transform the design thinking of these students who will one day be responsible for the development of our nation, and theirs.
We invite you all to join us at Light Middle East 2018 to experience the installations first hand in the Light.ication pavilion.