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LI Webinar: Street lighting through history

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A journey through time into the development of electric and gas lighting based on its historical application in Berlin

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A journey through time into the development of electric and gas lighting based on its historical application in Berlin. The world’s first permanent street lights were erected in Berlin in 1882. Due to the city’s geopolitical significance and proximity to Western centres of design and innovation Berlin has always been driven to create and it provides a fascinating and unique record of the development of lighting over time. Join us as we explore the city’s lightscape and take virtual tour of Selux’ historical lighting museum.

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• Reflect on the development of Berlin’s electric and street lighting from the 19th century to the present day.

• Appreciate the role of modern lighting technologies in the reconstruction and refurbishment of historic lighting.

• Complete a virtual tour of the Selux light museum

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Norman Emery has been a leading influencer in the lighting industry for decades. From his early industry experience in South Africa he has led Selux UK’s operations since the early 1990s. Selux itself has been a leader on external lighting research, development and manufacture for 73 years and Norman collaborates closely with Selux engineers as well as working with technical researchers, lighting designers and landscape architects to help realise their visions and make truly unique spaces to live and work. 

Dr. Sabine Röck is a Berlin-based specialist in the field of historical lighting and luminiares. After her design studies and PhD at University of Arts in Berlin, Dr. Röck has been working as a writer for several scientific journals, lighting magazines and as an author for the publication Berlin illuminated.

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The Landscape Institute (LI) is the chartered body for the landscape professions.

With over 5600 members and 500 Registered Practices, operating in over 40 countries, we provide a professional home for all landscape practitioners including landscape scientists, landscape planners, landscape architects, landscape managers and urban designers.

The LI’s aim, through the work of its members is to protect, conserve and enhance the natural and built environment for the public benefit.

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