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Waste Not 2: The Social Meaning of Light

Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Glass Corner, Parsons East Building 25 East 13th Street, Room E206, New York, NY 10003

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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Lectures and Panel Discussions


General Public


Art and Design, Education and Learning


Parsons School of Design, School of Constructed Environments


Interior and Lighting Design, Technology



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