IALD “Chase The Dark” Across The Globe on 14 November

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The International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) will “Chase the Dark” across the globe with a series of guerilla lighting installations, demonstrating the power of light in urban communities, on 14 November 2013.

Beginning in Sydney, Australia, at 7:00 P.M. AEDT on Thursday, 14 November 2013, IALD’s Chase the Dark event will follow the setting sun across the globe, illuminating city spaces in Melbourne, Australia; Abu Dhabi, UAE; Dubai, UAE; Berlin, Germany; Stockholm, Sweden; London, UK; New York, NY USA; Philadelphia, PA USA; Washington DC USA; Chicago, IL USA; Mexico City, Mexico; Denver, CO USA; Seattle, WA USA; and finally San Francisco, CA USA. acdc is the lead sponsor for this event, and will provide all of the lighting equipment for each city.

“IALD’s Chase the Dark is an opportunity for lighting enthusiasts around the world to share their creativity with the public,” said Kevin Theobald, IALD President 2012 + 2013 and Associate Director at GIA Equation in London, UK. “But it’s also a chance for us to unite IALD’s many local communities around the globe in one activity that emphasizes and champions the power of light in human life.”

Each host city will invite participants to shape an urban environment with light, creating miniature lit scenarios over the course of 1-2 hours. These displays will be installed for just a matter of moments – the images of each light project will be captured permanently on camera and shared on Twitter using the hashtag #IALDchasedark all evening long.
The event will be locally hosted and organized by chapters of the IALD, an internationally recognized organization dedicated to the concerns of independent, professional lighting designers.

For more information on IALD’s Chase the Dark, or to find out where designers will chase the dark in your community, visit iald.me/chasethedark.

The International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), established in 1969, is an international organization supporting a network of 800 lighting design professionals who satisfy its rigorous qualification process. Its members are distinguished by a unique blend of aesthetic and technical expertise, and operate at the highest level of integrity to create a better world through leadership and excellence in lighting design; to cultivate the universal acknowledgement and appreciation of the Power of Light in human life.

IALD UK’S EVENT IN FEBRUARY 2013 EMPHASIZED THE POWER OF URBAN LIGHT ART IN THE IALD COMMUNITY. CHASE THE DARK WILL SPREAD THAT POWER WORLDWIDE. (© IALD, 2013)

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