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Upcoming lectures, events and think-tanks

September 29, 2016: AIA New York State Transforming El-Space Across New York State, Saratoga Springs, New York

September 26, 2016: Designing Cities 2016Illuminating Thoughts on Nighttime Design and an exclusive NightSeeing LightWalk, Seattle, Washington

June 2016:  Media Architecture Biennale.  Sydney, Australia

September 29, 2015:  NightSeeing™ – Agile Nighttime Envisioning in Bogota Centro – A bespoke three-hour program which includes a LightWalk and workshop to identify lighting strategy objectives. Partners included local universities, Bogota Chamber of Commerce, Bogota Architectural Preservation Institute, and the Tourist Board, among others.

Recent Events and Talks:

May 7, 2015: LIGHTFAIR International 2015 – “A Roadmap for Illumination, Place Making and Community Building” Illuminating Engineering Society & International Association of Lighting Designers, Javits Center, New York City

May 5, 2015: Future Cities, Future Light! Lighting Magazine Launch, Standard High Line, New York www.lighting.co.uk

April 29, 30, May 1: Individual NightSeeing™ programs, including workshops, for the cities of Woollahra, Pittwater and Liverpool produced by Future Cities Collaborative and US Studies Centre. Sydney, Australia

April 28, 2015: Sydney Ideas – “Night-time Design: envisioning luminous cities”  co-presented by Future Cities Collaborative and US Studies Centre. Sydney, Australia

November 21, 2014: ASLA Annual Meeting – “Paying Attention to Nighttime: Planning and Design for the After-Dark City” American Society of Landscape Architects, Colorado Convention Center, Denver

September 18, 2014: Sixth Annual What’s New/What’s Next Conference – “Luminous Rooms in the City’” New York Design Center, New York City

September 4, 2014: Artichoke Lumière Light FestivalNightSeeing™ Program, Westminster London

September 2. 2014: Private Arup Event – NightSeeing™ Program, Westminster, London

August 27, 2014: Annual International ConferenceLighting Conflicts “Who Owns the Light” Royal Geographical Society, Imperial College, London

August 1, 2014: Imaginemos la Luz “Night Time Design, A City Practice”  Bogota Chamber of Commerce CCB Auditorium, Bogota, Columbia

October 7, 2013: Panel -“Quarter Million People by Day. Deserted by Night: Creative Approaches to Enlivening Nightlife” International Downtown Association The Jamaica Performing Arts Center, New York City

July 26,27, 2013: 82nd Street Partnership – NightSeeing Program, Jackson Heights and Corona districts, New York City

May 23, 2013: Theatrum Mundi/Global Streets – NightSeeing Program, Akademie der Kunste, Berlin

May 2, 2013: Acuity Hydrel Seminar – “Luminous Landscapes;  an Artist’s Approach to Design”, New York City

April 23, 2013: Private tour with Chinese Lighting Designers – Triple Bridge Gateway, New York City

April 15, 2013: Cleveland Think Tank – Enhancing the Visitor Experience, LAND Studio, Cleveland

January 10, 2013:  South London Cultural Plan: A Lighting Strategy, Test Bed/London

October 26, 2012: WalkShop at Dutch Kills Plaza: Experience the transformation of Queens Plaza and environs, panelist.

October 12, 2012: Archtober, “NightSeeing™  Tour of the Center for Architecture by Leni Schwendinger”

October 4, 2012:  City Modern, a Celebration of New York Design, by Dwell and New York Magazines: Leading Lights Panel Discussion, panelist.

July 6, 2012: Philips Argentina, Lighting Experience, Buenos Aires: “Brilliant, Passionate Cities: The New Sustainable Night”

April 18, 2012: Luminale 2012 / Light + Build , Frankfurt: “NightSeeing Frankfurt: Navigate your Luminous City”

February 29, 2012: The Importance of Taking Risks, Live DesignCast, An Artist’s Approach to Experimental Design, Online by Print Magazine

Playing now: Architectural Digest video: Designers Take Flight

October 26, 2011: 9th Annual Women’s Business Leadership Conference , New York City: “Marketing your Creative Business”

October 4-6, 2011: Print Magazine’s Color Conference, New York City:  “Immersive Color; Shades of Light”

September 22-24, 2011: IALD Enlighten Americas Celebration of Urban Light, New Orleans: “Community Involvement-an Essential Factor for Innovative Public Lighting Success”

May 19, 2011: LightFair International, Philadelphia, PA; Creative Lighting for Public Spaces and Infrastructure

April 12, 2011: Philips Euroluce Press event, “See what light can do”, expert panel, Milan, Italy

March 23, 2011: “Creative Lighting for Public Space and Infrastructure” with special street-corner preview LightWalk at Madison Square, NY ASLA, USA

April 9, 2011: Illuminated City Symposium, Portland State University, USA; Keynote speaker

January 12, 2011: Enlighten Europe, The ARC Show, London,  NightSeeing™ – “Luminous Legibility” and LightWalk

January 11, 2011: American Institute of Architects (AIA)-UK Chapter, London; “Creative Lighting for Public Space”

December 18, 2010: Port Pavilion at Broadway Pier/Tidal Radiance Dedication, San Diego, California

December 9, 2010: Philips Lighting Livable Cities Press Event, Fete des Lumieres; Lyon, France

December 1- June 1 2010: ARC show virtual event videos:Part One and Part Two

September 11. 2010: American Society of Landscape Architects Annual Meeting, Washington DC: “Luminous Landscapes; an Artist’s Approach to Design”,  Moderator: Sustainable Design Products (a vendor panel), LightWalk

July 8, 2010: Press Announcement, New York City Department of Transportation — Selection of Team to Lead Permanent Redesign of Times Square Area — Architects Newspaper: Leni Loves the Lights on the Great White Way

July 5, 2010: Philips Design Inspirational Lecture Series, Eindhoven, Netherlands

June 2-6, 2010: World Science Festival, New York City: Astronomy’s New Messengers: Exhibition and Interactive Artwork

June 3, 2010: World Science Festival and CUNY Science and Arts Series, NYC: Panel on Astronomy’s New Messengers: How we blend science and art.

May 14, 2010: Grow Smart Rhode Island’s Power of Place Summit,”Design Innovation as an Economic Driver” a panel, Providence, RI

March 1, 2010:  ASU Lyceum Theatre at Arizona State University, Tempe: “Creativity and Innovation across Design and the Arts”  Information here

January 28, 2010: Hydrel Seminar, Acuity Center for Light and Space, New York City: “Luminous Landscapes;  an Artist’s Approach to Design”

January 12, 2010: Winter Light Walk, Bryant Park, New York City (link to review in e-Oculus)

November 19, 2009: Build Boston, Boston;  “Business Manager: To Hire, Fire or Inspire?” [Panel]

November 14, 2009:  Office of Cultural Affairs, Dallas  “The Making of SpectraScape, a Visual Presentation by Leni Schwendinger” Link to RSVP here

November 12, 2009 SEGD,  “Integation of Digital Elements and Lighting in the Dynamic Design Process”

November 5, 2009: Danish Lighting Center The Lighting Day, Copenhagen, “The Royal Danish Library” (Den sorte Diamant) Søren Kirekegaards Plads 1, 1221 Købenahvn K.; “Reclaiming the Dark Side of Town, an Underpass becomes a Gateway”

October 22 2009  Hydrel Seminar, Acuity Center for Light and Space, New York City;  “Luminous Landscapes; an Artist’s Approach to Design”

October 14-15 2009:  CiHAC, Mexico City; City Beautification/SUSTAINABLE LIGHTING DESIGN FORUM

June 11, 2009: Guangzhou Int’l Lighting Technology Symposium, China; “Color and Light: Humanizing the Urban Nighttime Environment”

June 4, 2009: Architectural League, New York City; New York Designs, Triple Bridge Gateway

April 24, 2009: Acuity Hydrel Seminar, New York City: “Luminous Landscapes;  an Artist’s Approach to Design”

April 7-8, 2009: Color Science workshop, Washington D.C.

January 27, 2009; Glasgow School of Art — an impromptu talk: Thanks to Joanna Crotch and Ian Alexander, architects, a lecture was arranged for me at the Glasgow School of Art Architectural Programme – the most important (international) architect’s training in Scotland and comparable to London’s Bartlett.

It was a large audience of eager, intrigued students some of which are working on lighting and public art for their term projects. They asked if people’s “behavior” had changed with the Triple Bridge – and I had to say that we have not done a survey to see if people are using the bus terminal’s “back door” more often or more happily, or if there is less crime.  Regretfully, our projects rarely have an after-installation survey budget.    I have heard several people on the street talking about the reflector “mirrors” and looking up and pointing and snapping pictures…

One Response to “Talks and Appearances”

  1. yumi kori Says:

    dear Leni,
    It was very nice to meet you in Milan.
    I do not have your e mail, i hope you can reply this mail.
    Greeting from Tokyo.

    Yumi Kori

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