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LUCI at International Year of Light closing ceremony

 

The International Year of Light 2015 (IYL2015) will be brought to an official close with a ceremony held over three days from 4 to 6 February 2016 in Mérida, Mexico.

 

LUCI will be a speaker in one of the IYL2015 closing ceremony workshops on « Light in the built environment, light and architecture » at 15:30 on 4 February 2016.

LUCI Director Mark Burton-Page will present how cities of the LUCI network use urban lighting as a tool for sustainable social, economic and cultural development.

In addition, a colloquium on 5 February co-moderated by lighting designer Gustavo Aviles and Mark Burton-Page, will address the topic of lighting as an element of the relationship between art and science.

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The International Year of Light, is a global initiative adopted by the United Nations to raise awareness of how optical technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to worldwide challenges in energy, education, agriculture, communications and health. LUCI is one of the associate partners of the initiative.

It has been a tremendous success with thousands of events reaching millions of people in over a hundred countries. The Closing Ceremony provided a forum to both continue the celebration of light and its many applications in science and society, with keynote speakers such as Nobel laureates John Mather and Shuji Nakamura, as well as leaders from the wider lighting community.

 

More information on the closing ceremony and its programme

 

Read a Cities & Lighting interview with John Dudley, Chairman of the IYL 2015 Steering Committee, on the role of urban lighting in the International Year of Light

 

More information on IYL2015