13:00 – 14:30, Thursday 11 November


People make Glasgow… Light up!

People make Glasgow the city that it is today. Different people with different perspectives and talents makes the city the diverse and interesting place that people enjoy living and working in, and visiting.


  • Beaming Glasgow across the world
    Joe Aitken, Head of Major Events, Glasgow City Marketing Bureau
    Glasgow is steadily building its global presence, particularly as a destination. People make Glasgow and Joe will explain how the lighting of the City has underpinned the image that can be projected across the world.


  • Local people make local places
    Heather Claridge, Senior Project Officer, Development and Regeneration Services, Glasgow City Council and Cathy Houston, Collective Architecture
    Lighting for communities has been a core objective of Glasgow’s lighting strategy. Heather and Cathy will give examples of the different projects, and approaches that have resulted in creative and innovative local projects, which are now part of the fabric of the City.


  • Light in Motion 2012-15
    Angus Farquhar, Creative Director, NVA
    A short history of Glasgow arts company NVA’s mass choreography of endurance runners and cyclists for the Olympics and Tour de France using 100 specially designed, remotely-activated and programmable light suits.


  • LightLinks II – Glasgow and Buffalo City partnership
    Iain MacCrae, Thorn Head of Global Lighting Applications Management, Past President of the Society of Light & Lighting and Cathy Johnston, Development and Regeneration Services, Glasgow City Council
    LUCI, Thorn, Concepteurs Lumieres sans Frontieres (CLSF), Glasgow and Buffalo City in South Africa worked together on LightLinks II. Getting an international perspective on decision making for public lighting for communities in developing countries has been the purpose of the LightLinks programme. This presentation will discuss some of the issues encountered in delivering this ambition.