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LPA Travelling Exhibition - Nightscape 2050(2015-2016)

LPA Travelling Exhibition - Nightscape 2050(2015-2016)

This exhibition aims to explore the interactions between people, light, and cities in the year 2050.
“Nightscape” does not just mean the evening view; to us “nightscape = humans and cities at night.”
The emergence of new light sources such as LEDs, OLEDs, and lasers as well as the evolution of lighting-control technology in the 21st century may dramatically change our living environment. At the same time, numerous natural disasters, manmade disasters, and environmental changes have forced a discussion on how to approach energy consumption including how to power lighting.
There have been both optimistic and pessimistic views on the interactions between humans and the use of light.
Endlessly evolving optical technologies have provided us not only the convenience but also the pleasure of freely manipulating light and shadow. On the other hand, the use of artificial light has greatly impacted the circadian rhythm of humans and animals, and we now face the problem of light pollution nearly everywhere.

How can lighting design contribute to the creation of “wonderful light enjoyed by all people”?
What can we expect our lighting environment in 2050 to be?

LPA hopes the exhibition will encourage an engaging dialogue to exchange ideas on the delightful future of light and people throughout the world.


7 Travelling Contents
This exhibition consists of seven components, listed below: 

1. Learning from Nature 
The fundamental principle of LPA’s lighting design is rooted in Nature. All our design efforts are to get closer to skillful light and shadow created by the two natural light sources, the sun and fire.

2. Learning from World Nightscapes
LPA has accumulated a massive collection of nightscape pictures through countless lighting surveys around the world.  

3. Scenes from Nightscape 2050
The visitors will be shown proposed future interactions with lighting, shown in five different settings: Urban, Street, Park, Home, and People. LPA have strived to make this highly creative section very enjoyable, experiential, and educational.

4 .Learning from Masters
Interviews of 5 experts in design/art and technology about their visions for lighting in the future will be presented. Their ideas are thought provoking.

5. Learning from Children
Children workshops were conducted to learn who their heroes and villains of light are, by taking walks in the evening and observing the nightscape. What can adults learn from them?

6. Who is LPA?
A section of the exhibition also shows a chronological chart of architectural lighting design and the projects of LPA as well as their latest monograph, “LPA 1990–2015 Tide of Architectural Lighting Design.”

7. Workshops and Symposiums in the Four Cities
We will conduct workshops and symposiums that are contextual to the respective cities. We hope to encourage stimulating discussions in each of the four locations the exhibition will appear.



Travelling Exhibition Sponsors


Ltd. / Lutron Electronics / ENDO LIGHTING CORPORATION / TOKI CORPORATION / ERCO Lighting Pte. Ltd. / iGuzzini / Zumtobel Lighting G mbH /Color Kinetics Japan Incorporated / Panasonic Corporation / WE-EF LIGHTING / Lumenpulse


Technical Support:

First Design System Inc. / Julia Japan Inc.


Musashino Art University/ Hideaki Takahashi/ Haruka Yoshida/ Kazuki Nitanda