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World Lighting Journey Review 2020

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World Lighting Journey Chief Interview 2020.04.23  Yuichi Anzai ―During the year 2020, we posted lightscapes from various places around the world. Among these posts, the most viewed images were the facade lighting of the Museu do Amanhã in …

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World Lighting Journey 2019  Annual Report, A chief interview 2020.02.26  Erina Hosono We interviewed Shomei Tanteidan Leader Mr. Mende this year again as an annual round up to our weekly World Lighting Journey postings in 2019 to the Shome…

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Night Watching Tour in Oouchijuku

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Night Watching Tour:Oouchijuku Let’s go look at lights on the snow-scape! 2020.02.08- 2020.02.09 Namiko Watanabe + Noriko Higashi In search for a festival of lights in Japan, we headed to the Winter festival at Oouchijuku. Our 19 members he…

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Monologue of a Lighting Detective

Vol.002 – Home office, “Half light” and Solstice

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Written by Lisbeth Skindbjerg Kristensen Lighting DesignerCopenhagen Since spring last year the pandemic has drastically changed our daily lives, and I, like many people, have had to work from a home office. My desk is by a window. Aft…

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Vol.083 – Green Office

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Because of the pandemic I have not set foot in another country since last February, 15 months ago. Up until then, I would freely go on two or three business trips a month. So, there is this dark feeling, a bit like imprisonment, creeping in…

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Vol.001 -Blessed by the Darkness

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Written by Ignacio ValeroLighting DesignerMadrid No doubt this is the best dynamic lighting event EVER…Tunable white plus dim to warm and RGBW sources, stunningly huge backlit panels providing a truly immersive experience, controlled by the…

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Who are the Lighting Detectives?
A research group established in 1990 by Lighting designer, Kaoru Mende and 5 other designers, and dedicated to the study of lighting culture through the observation and surveying of urban light environments in Japan and throughout the world.