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Waste Not 2: The Social Meaning of Light

Waste Not 2: The Social Meaning of Light

Glass Corner, Parsons East Building
General Public 

The School of Constructed Environments (SCE) at Parsons presents, Waste Not 2: The Social Meaning of Light, hosted by Craig Brenecker, Associate Professor of Lighting Design, and presented by Toby Cumberbatch, Professor of Electrical Engineering.

This talk will discuss some of the technical and social challenges associated with lighting off the electrical grid. Results will be presented from work with a culturally adaptable, self-assembled, solar powered lighting system designed to be technologically, operationally and financially sustainable at the point of end use.

This SCE event is part of the Waste Not series, which highlights how some of the most innovative designers today are engaged in formulating new approaches to the question of ‘waste’. The series explores whether it’s ‘re-use’ or ‘super-use’, ‘up-cycling’ or ‘retrofitting’.

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