In the modern word, complexity and uncertainty seem ever-present. How do we maintain relative order and a sense of calm? We rely on the power of interconnectivity. When different systems, processes ans people work seamlessly in conjunction with one another, this is when our towns and cities flourish
But what happens when something goes wrong?
Conflict, disruption and environmental changes can leave us vulnerable, but we're never entirely powerless. This forms the challenge of CLUE edition 05: to explore how light can help to prevent challenging situations and crisis or manage emergencies when they occur. In testing circumstances, how can we unlock the extrordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world?
During an incident or emergency, it's understandable that confusion, disorientation and even panic are likely responses. Thats' why, in this edition, we are asking young students and professionals to imagine the ways in which lighting can make a difference - big or small
We encourage contributors to think of prevention - how illumination can help to anticipate and adress problems before they even start - as well as the way in which it might assist during an incident. How can light help the people affected by a crisis ? What role can it play in aiding emergency responders? And how can it help in the aftermath of an incident?
The particular situation you want to tackle is entirely up to you. What can you bring to the table?
CLUE 05 competition launch
January 15, 2019
Deadline for questions
November 25, 2019
Deadline for registration
December 8, 2019, 23:59 (GMT-5)
Deadline for project submittal
December 9, 2019, 23:59 (GMT-5)
Judging of proposals
January 28, 2020
Publication of winners
February 6, 2020
Winners will be selected from all eligible submitted projects. Prizes will be awarded on merit by an international jury composed of professionals in the fields of design and urban planning. Prizes will be distributed as follows on the jury’s discretion.
The CLUE budget has a Travel Stipend to send the 1st prize winner to attend the biggest trade fair for lighting and building services technology, Light + Building to be held in Frankfurt, Germany, March 8-13, 2020 - in the amount of $2.000. If the laureate (or if a team, one person to be selected) is available and able to attend the show they will need to follow the suggested travel reimbursement guidelines where an estimate is required after they have received their prize money.
CLUE will reimburse the winner of these travel costs – Air-fare, lodging and Light + Building registration - Laureate will then need to submit receipts of these estimated-approved travel expenses in order to be reimbursed – Note that in no manner is CLUE prepaying or making any travel arrangements - The laureate will need to incur these travel costs and then submit for reimbursement after estimate approval.
In combination with the Light + Building visit, the 1st prize winner will travel to the Netherlands and visit Signify company (formerly known as Philips Lighting) at the smartest km2 in Europe, High Tech Campus - Eindhoven.
Global Design Lead
Mike Simpson has been in the lighting profession for over forty years in a variety of design roles and is currently the Global Application Lead at Signify (formerly Philips Lighting). He has worked with professional institutions in developing lighting guides and codes and presented many papers on lighting technology and its application. His work has included the exterior lighting of iconic buildings as well as Olympic venues since London 2012. He is a visiting lecturer on outdoor lighting for the MSc in Light and Architecture at UCL London, and Honorary Fellow of Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance. He is a past President of the Institution of Lighting Engineers, the Society of Light and Lighting and the Chartered Institution of Building Service Engineers. In 2016 he was nominated as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.
Head of Lighting Design
Lee joined AECOM in 2004 when he co-founded the lighting division, and he has been with the company ever since. With a Masters degree from the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment (University College London) and over 15 years’ experience, he is a specialist in architectural lighting design and enhancement of the built environment through daylighting optimization. Now, as head of Lighting at AECOM, Lee has been the lead lighting designer on major projects in 5 continents and across all sectors. His projects range from large high-profile international commissions such as the lighting masterplan for the Rio 2016 Olympic Park, to temporary architecture including the annual Serpentine Pavilion installations (2013 to 2016).
Associate director & Lighting Designer
Godwin Austen Johnson
Regina Santos is an associate lighting designer and head of the Specialist Lighting Design Department at GAJ. After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Design, a Bachelor of Science in Architecture & Urban Planning and a Master of Science in Architectural Lighting Design, Regina decided to commit to her passion and specialize in lighting design which she has excelled at for the last twelve years. Regina’s extraordinary talent and expertise are demonstrated by her comprehensive portfolio of work from public spaces to hotel and residential properties. Project highlights include the Warner Bros Hotel, Serviced Apartment and Retail Mall, in Abu Dhabi; the Royal Shindagha Majlis, in Dubai; DEWA Solar Innovation Center; New York University Abu Dhabi; Sheraton Grand Hotel Dubai; Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Mall of the Emirates; Federal National Assembly Hall Abu Dhabi; and the West Beach Club Dubai to name a few. Regularly invited to speak at conferences, Regina contributes as an influencer of ideas – continually evolving and transforming her field and setting new benchmarks in the industry.
Sylvia Bistrong is President of ISP Design Lighting Consultants, a company she co-founded in 1992 with her business partner Janis Taylor, after studying at the Ringling College of Art and Design and at Arizona State University. Located in Miami, Florida, ISP Design has worked for many Fortune 500 companies, including Apple Computers since 1998. ISP’s business model has been built on its work ethic, strong reputation and business relationships. The scope of service that ISP Design brings to the table is what attracts the clientele they partner with. Dedicated to the art and science of lighting design, Sylvia and her team at ISP Design emphasize that the combination of light and design is more than illumination engineering, but rather the careful synthesis of architecture and light that integrates aesthetics and performance.
Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design
Ken Douglas is a principal at Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design, to which he brings his training in theatrical lighting design and more than thirty years of experience in architectural lighting design. Ken’s work has received awards from the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) and the Illuminating Engineering Society of North American (IESNA); these awards have been for projects such as his designs for the Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC, and the Biloxi Bay Bridge in Mississippi. He has been invited to speak at numerous conferences, present educational sessions to client groups, and write articles for publication in industry magazines.
Professor & Designer
MIT & Computation Designer
Marcelo Coelho is a Brazilian/American computation designer working on objects, installations and live experiences. Spanning a wide range of media, processes and scales, his work explores the boundaries between matter and information, fundamentally expanding and enhancing the ways in which we interact and communicate. Marcelo’s creative work has been exhibited internationally, including places such as the Rio 2016 Paralympics Ceremonies, Times Square, Ars Electronica, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art and Design Miami. His pieces can also be found in private collections including the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation for Art and the Rothschild Collection. Recognition for his work include two Prix Ars Electronica awards, a VIDA 16.0 Award and the W Hotels Designer of the Future Award. In addition to his practice, Marcelo is also Head of Design at Formlabs and a lecturer at the MIT Department of Architecture. Prior to his practice, Marcelo Coelho received a Doctorate in Media Arts and Sciences from the MIT Media Lab.
Transdisciplinary Artist and Researcher
Dr. Vesna Petresin is a transdisciplinary artist and thinker. She has a practice as a time-architect, composing and performing with sound, light, rhythm, space, movement, text and code. The format of her work ranges from mixed reality, augmented live performance, immersive ambients, and audio-visual installations that build on the principle of a smart city. She has exhibited and performed at the Tate Modern, ArtBasel Miami, Royal Festival Hall, Royal Academy of Arts, Venice Biennale, Cannes International Film Festival, Institute of Contemporary Arts London, Sydney Opera House, Vienna Secession, World Architecture Festival and Beijing Architecture Biennale. Currently a Visiting Fellow at Goldsmiths and an Artist in Residence at the Amsterdam University of the Arts, she has lectured and published internationally (Springer, Thames & Hudson, Wiley Academy). Petresin’s practice explores embodiment, transformation and time, alongside the barriers between the intimate and the public sphere. Using her voice, movement, sound, image and light, she creates experiences that highlight body, movement, space and emotions.