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1 Professional Lighting Designer Association realising the lighting design profession worldwide PLDA >

2 Professional Lighting Designer Association PLDA was founded in 1994 as the European Lighting Designer Association To date there are more than 600 members The current members come from more than 50 different countries introduction A brief portrait of PLDA

3 Professional Lighting Designer Association objectivies To promote the profession of lighting designerTo promote the profession of lighting designer To define the role and need for the architectural lighting designer to create better lit environments To represent the architectural lighting design vis a vis the client, the architect/landscape architect/interior architect/artist/electrical engineer/lighting industry. Why was PLDA founded? “Declaration of the Official Establishment of the Architectural Lighting Design Profession” “Declaration of the Official Establishment of the Architectural Lighting Design Profession” see webpage see webpage

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5 Professional Lighting Designer Association What is an independent Lighting Designer? What is a professional Lighting Designer? FAQ THE LIGHTING DESIGNER

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11 Serving members provides professional documentation for practicing professionals expands membership and representation by organizing events, seminars and conferences in countries where the lighting profession is lesser known supports and involves young designers supports members in their respective countries by holding specific events, workshops, conferences, e.g. the Czech Republic, Mexico, Finland … activities What are the main activities of PLDA?

12 Professional Lighting Designer Association Networking + Communication Collaboration with fairs Developing the market Promoting the profession of lighting designer internationally activities What are the main activities of PLDA?

13 Professional Lighting Designer Association Represents and promotes the profession through Public Relation (Professional Lighting Design magazines and other press) What are the main activities of PLDA? activities

14 Professional Lighting Designer Association Education on all levels Research Conferences Workshops activities What are the main activities of PLDA?

15 Professional Lighting Designer Association Universidad Nacional Autònoma de Mexico University of Applied Science – Wismar / D University of Applied Science Hildesheim – Holzminden – Göttingen/D Royal Institute of Technology/KTH South, Lighting Laboratory, Haninge – Stockholm/S Parsons School for Design Targetti Lighting Academy 2006 education Entering the Universities Politecnico di Milano

16 Professional Lighting Designer Association PLDA WORKSHOPS PROGRAMME

17 Professional Lighting Designer Association workshop Aims of PLDA Workshop Programme Education of the participants students of Lighting Design and related disciplines, junior designers/architects Education of the clients towns, building owners, architects, urban planners Education of the workshop heads teacher training and group dynamics Education of the general public visitors to the installations Testing products in application with equipment appraisals for partners in industry

18 Professional Lighting Designer Association PLDA workshop in Lyon, France 2002 workshop

19 Professional Lighting Designer Association Welcoming meeting Participants viewing and selecting sites Group room Concept phase Discovering the site by day workshop Day 1

20 Professional Lighting Designer Association Hands on phase begins Developing ideas First lighting trials workshop Day 2

21 Professional Lighting Designer Association Installation, installation … workshop Day 3 Project presentations

22 Professional Lighting Designer Association PLDA workshop in Jyväskylä, Finland 2003 workshop

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24 Professional Lighting Designer Association PLDA workshop in Wintherthur, Swizterland 2004 workshop

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26 Professional Lighting Designer Association PLDA workshop in Alingsas, Sweden 2004 workshop

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28 Professional Lighting Designer Association PLDA workshop in Alingsas, Sweden 2005 workshop

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30 Professional Lighting Designer Association PLDA workshop in Alingsas, Sweden 2006 workshop

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32 Professional Lighting Designer Association PLDA Workshop facts & figures More than 32 workshops More than 750 participants More than 650,000 visitors More than 350 urban planning offices in 700 guided tours In more than 120 installations More than 500 publications in newspaper and magazines And reports on TV and radio

33 Professional Lighting Designer Association PLDA CONFERENCES

34 Professional Lighting Designer Association The Light Focus conferences take place in conjunction with major light fair events Light Focus conferences

35 Professional Lighting Designer Association Educational conference organized by the PLDA and designed to promote Young Lighting Designers Reason: Vox Juventa + Units.net Quiz The number of the young Lighting Designers on the market is growing, in response to the recognition of the need for the good lighting worldwide

36 conferences Professional Lighting Designer Association give young Lighting Designers the opportunity to research and present their work to a professional audience promote closer collaboration between universities and schools of higher education offering Lighting Design encourage more young people to become seriously evolved with light and lighting Vox Juventa is designed to:

37 Professional Lighting Designer Association The 1st Professional Lighting Design Convention was held in London, UK from the 25th through the 27th of October The convention documented a major step towards the recognition of the profession of Architectural Lighting Design and the strengthening of the ties between lighting designers, clients and the architectural World First Global PLDC conferences More than 1100 register for the first global PLDConvention

38 Professional Lighting Designer Association OUTLOOK FOR DEVELOPMENT IN LOCAL UNITS

39 Professional Lighting Designer Association Local Units Remark In many countries the profession of Lighting Designer is not recognized as it should, nor is the intellectual effort appreciated

40 Professional Lighting Designer Association Local Units Why to be part of PLDA? Joining a more international association may widen the business perspective through confrontation and exchange. Gives a feeling of belonging in a group Gives access to the net of people and facilities bounded to the association Gives the possibility of becoming an interesting count part

41 Professional Lighting Designer Association First steps Is the Lighting Design profession established? On what level it has been practiced ? How is it paid? Making an assessment about the current state of Lighting Design in each country: Local Units

42 Professional Lighting Designer Association Steps towards a successful solution Getting in touch with institutions involved in the process of lighting design: universities, schools, other organizations… Organize a net of communication with newspapers and magazines

43 Professional Lighting Designer Association First Results Possibility to organize various types of gatherings: Conferences (e.g. Light Focus, Vox Juventa) Workshops Example: Turkey Local Units

44 Professional Lighting Designer Association PLDA STRUCTURE

45 Professional Lighting Designer Association members How is PLDA structured? Council A Council chaired by a President and comprising 7 elected members plus an employed Director General The membership The membership is headed by the Council

46 Professional Lighting Designer Association Circle of Sponsors A Circle of Sponsors comprising 20 leading manufacturers: members How is PLDA structured? Ansorg Aubrilam Cariboni Color Kinetics Concord: Marlin Erco Fagerhult iGuzzini Ilight Louis Poulsen Lutron Martin Professional Osram Philips Lighting Performance in Lighting Schréder Siteco Targetti WE-FE Zumtobel Staff

47 Professional Lighting Designer Association Who can become a member? Different membership categories: Voting: Professional, Associate Non-voting: Design Member (independent designer starting his/her career), Educator, Student, Commercial/Press Affiliate The core of the membership comprises independent Lighting Designers members

48 Professional Lighting Designer Association PLDA is a non-profit organization Membership is voluntary All major decisions are made democratically members

49 Professional Lighting Designer Association philosophy PLDA philosophy Lighting Design is a task for qualified professionals It is their job to: Improve lighting conditions for humans Respect lighting cultures around the world Underline the importance and effective of daylight To be concern about sustainability issues

50 Professional Lighting Designer Association Thank you for your attention


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