The UN General Assembly in December last year declared 2015 the Year of Light and Lighting Technologies (IYL 2015). Seemingly great news for the lighting industry workers. However, lighting designers around the world are out of work.
The text "Prospectus - An International Year of Light", signed at the meeting of 68 session of the UN does not say a word about the lighting design (lighting design), and even the largest professional associations are not mentioned in the list of partners. For lighting designers, who have recently become particularly actively fight for raising the status of their own profession, such a situation, on the one hand, was a disappointment, but, on the other hand, was a real opportunity to express themselves and gain recognition.
The first step was taken by the team Italian Lighting Designers. People keen light whose work each develop and disseminate a creative and at the same time tech design direction, decided to gather like-minded people to unanimously express general ideas. They approached us, his colleagues, asking them to sign a petition demanding the recognition of the strategic value of our profession, requested a meeting with the Steering Committee IYL 2015, offered the institutionalization and the creation of a united front. All these measures are taken precisely in order to become a Light Year and the Year of the lighting!
Although there are only six months left, today it can affect the course of events and contribute to the common cause. We still have not been identified, is not heard and not protected, although many are in a difficult situation, defending our interests. We do not have their own trade unions, the media and politicians, although the creation of associations need to support each other. If you share our mission, then proceed immediately - leave your signature, because 2015 is approaching fast.
Representatives of our company has supported colleagues! Of particular interest to the question showed the head of the design department of the Civil Code "Wharton", a consultant in the use of lighting and professional lighting designer Vadim Poletaev. - Work lighting designers really put it mildly, is undervalued. We create comfort, mood, beauty! For the design of lighting needs to spend a lot of time and effort - says Vadim. - The lighting has a great knowledge about the light fixtures. It is the lighting designer, combining their knowledge and skills, makes apartment, office, exhibition hall, art gallery, production department, in a place where it will be comfortable. So let us tell others about the importance of our cause! Signing the petition will only take a minute, but your voice is important.
First signatories to the document are: Italian Lighting Designers: Roberto Corradini, Marco Palandella, Claudia Giacomobello, Giovanni Liotta, Daniela Blondet Social Light Movement (SLM): Erik Olsson (SE), Isabelle Corten (BE), Martin Lupton (UK)Editors: Sarah Adams, Illumni (UK), Esther Torelló, Lightecture (ES), Vincent Laganier, Conception Lumiere (FR) and many others.