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Lighting: Architecture Week of Ottawa

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From the  past monday until the 30th of September  the canadian cityof Ottawa  welcomes the Architecture Week of Ottawa,  which takes place in the Saint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts.

During this week in the there will be public lectures, a bicycle tour, a pub crawl, a special children’s event, a movie screening and an art exhibition of light installations.

The main goal of this event is to raise awareness on how lighting is important when designing a building because light not only gives us the ability to see in the dark but also affects our physical and emotional wellbeing.

Here are some special guests lecturing in the event, responsibles for the lighting exhibitions.

Louise Laland

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Louise’s fascination with the human psyche and the arts led her to explore the emotional and physical response to color, light, shape and space within personal and public realms.

Paul Mercier

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Mr. Mercier is a judge for lighting design awards including the International Illumination Design Award for IESNA and General Electric’s International Edison Awards.

Bruce Meiklejohn

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Ottawa senior lighting designer, and graduate architect, Bruce Meiklejohn will help debunk some of the myths in the lighting world.

Samuel Arsenault-Brassard

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Samuel Arsenault-Brassard is an artist pursuing an architecture degree at Carleton University.

Andrew O’Malley

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Andrew O’Malley is a multi-disciplinary artist and engineer working with algorithms and code to create interactive artworks responsive to both remote environments and the immediate surroundings, through sensors and data networks.

Kenneth Emig

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For over 20 years, Kenneth Emig has been involved in acoustic design research and development, telephone and hand-held device manufacturing, and related exploratory projects.

As he explores intersections and amalgamations of body, space, motion, light, technology, and sound, his work strives to remind us that our perceptions are of objects and ideas have no beginning, boundary or end.

Until 30th, you are able to assist to lightings exhibitions of these artists.