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Light as a medium to enhance communication in urban spaces
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture, Lightning Design. (Lighting Laboratory KTH)
2018 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Τaking into consideration how frequent the presence of light is in the most of the communication events and initiatives of human beings, as well as, the continuous need of the society for an evolution and facilitation of communication, without barriers, this thesis aims to study how light can be an impactful medium, suitable to influence and create, a social worldwide engagement οn a daily basis.

Βy applying current techniques and methodologies of the field, through the published bibliography and articles, the collection and presentation of the existing projects, original interviews and questionnaires, this research, attempts to present significant reasons and arguments that designate the light as a basic communication tool, suitable to dynamically contribute in transferring messages and information on sociopolitical, environmental and health-related fields.

In the end, it is justified that light under a certain context is an attractive medium, suitable for raising awareness, communicating messages for local and global issues and creating social engagement in the urban space. By providing arguments for the importance of the use of light in sociopolitical, environmental and health issues, emphasizing on the dynamic lighting environments that can communicate information through light, this research concludes with an aspiration for more conscious use of this communicative “language” in the urban space.

Through the final conclusions, it is evident that the continuation of a constructive dialogue on the subject will help solidify the position of light as a fundamental and meaningful communication medium. For that reason, the discussions and conclusions will give the audience and researchers the incentive to dive deeper into the issue and investigate the many aspects of it in further analysis.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 134
Keywords [en]
light, communication, urban space, public, social, engagement, awareness, politics, community, media
National Category
Architecture
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-221665OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-221665DiVA, id: diva2:1175947
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Thomas Schielke (Tutor)
Subject / course
Architectural Lighting Design
Educational program
Master of Science - Architectural Lighting Design and Health
Presentation
2018-01-11, 11:00 (English)
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Available from: 2019-01-21 Created: 2018-01-19 Last updated: 2019-01-21Bibliographically approved

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