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Illuminating Cities After Dark with Leni Schwendinger | reSITE City Talks
Leni Schwendinger discusses the 24-hour city and the reality of urbanism that utilizes nighttime hours. Schwendinger’s signature NightSeeing™ program is an eye-opening concept to understand the way lighting impacts our after-hours urban experience. Through lighting that makes public spaces both accessible and emit a sense of security, the potential for activities in the urban to span throughout the night can become a reality for a wider portion of the population. Leni Schwendinger is the founder of NightSeeing™, the International Nighttime Design Initiative, and has formerly worked at Arup, taught at Portland State University, and has been a fellow at the Design Trust for Public Space. Schwendinger’s past projects have included installations at Kingston Bridge, Glasgow, the Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, and the Seattle Center’s McCaw Hall. She brought her first NightSeeing™ walk to Prague during reSITE's In/visible City conference. Small Talks series co-produced in Prague by reSITE and Canal 180. ---- reSITE is an international platform connecting people and ideas to improve the urban environment. We work at the intersection of architecture, urbanism, politics, culture, and economics. We feature thought leaders whose work pushes the boundaries on how we build, design, regenerate and create life in cities, and frame them through many lenses, convening them in one place. We act as a catalyst for social action and innovative leadership. We encourage an exchange of ideas about making cities more livable, competitive, and resilient. We protect and promote public space, architecture, and sustainable development in cities. All to make our cities more livable, competitive, resilient, inclusive, mobile, and designed with humans in mind. Listen to our podcast Design and the City on the link below or wherever you get your podcasts. ▫️www.reSITE.org/podcast Learn More + Connect with Us! www.reSITE.org ▫️https://www.facebook.com/reSITEfestival/ ▫️https://www.instagram.com/resite_/ ▫️https://twitter.com/reSITE_ ▫️https://www.linkedin.com/company/resite-festival/
Night City With Leni Schwendinger
Leni Schwendinger invites you to view NIGHT CITY, her video inspired by the Professional Lighting Designers Association LightMapping events. Through close observation of public, private and found light sources in locations throughout Greenwich Village, Leni presents a unique way of experiencing the city after dark.
Agile Nighttime Design Envisioning Process
This crucial initiative for lighting master plan development enables stakeholders to define nighttime objectives. Here, watch the step-by-step process in Double Bay (Sydney, Australia) with mayors, councilors and local business owners participating in the three-hour module.
LightWalk with Leni Schwendinger Part 1 (London ARC Show 2011)
The London NightSeeing™ LightWalk was presented on January 11, 2011 as an educational offering by the ARC Show and IALD-UK. This interactive experience was a guide to the nocturnal lighting environment, culminating in an hour-long evening walk through The Angel, Islington district. This is Part 1 of 2 recordings of the actual LightWalk.
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