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  • Bluxome Street Winery (map)
  • 53 Bluxome Street
  • San Francisco, CA, 94107
  • United States
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IESSF 2018 Pasta Party

September 13, 2018 5:30-9pm

Bluxome Street Winery, 53 Bluxome Street, San Francisco

Speaker: Leni Schwendinger - Luminous Legibility - Lighting and Nighttime Design Urbanism

Join us in kicking off the IES San Francisco Section ‘s 2018-19 program year with our popular Pasta Party. This year’s venue, Bluxome Street Winery, is a working winery with a beautiful event space and excellent wines that will enhance our fabulous pasta dinner. Mingle with the local lighting and design community, dine on delicious pasta and custom desserts from the inimitable Mike Voigtlander, and enjoy a stimulating program from our featured speaker. Join us for this fun, fabulous event, but grab tickets early...they will go quickly!

This year we’re really excited to bring internationally recognized lighting urbanist Leni Schwendinger, to the Bay Area. She will present a talk, discussion about the trends and innovative methodologies that are rocking the world of public lighting design. This talk will broaden your outlook on what’s necessary to create better, inclusive, resilient, after-dark city spaces. 

Leni is one of the few people in the world combining urban design and lighting, and she is well known for her innovative work in community based lighting, including some very successful projects in Colombia. She is also involved in the International Nighttime Design Initiative, which will be presenting a poster: “Deployment of Responsive Lighting by the International Nighttime Design Initiative (NTD)” at the 2018 IES National Conference in Boston.

Lighting of our streets, sidewalks and public spaces is essential for a thriving 24/7 world. Night is an existing condition often overlooked during urban design and planning stages. Holistic, after-dark strategies are critical for cities, districts and campuses to attract and retain locals and visitors. Nighttime design urbanism is a broad discipline where urban lighting leads the way with interdisciplinary team research and design.

Tickets: $30 IES members, $40 Non IES members, $15 Emerging Professionals & Students


5:30 - 6:45: Networking & Cocktails

6:45 - 7:30: Dinner & Short Presentation 

7:30 - 8:30: Dessert & Speaker Presentation

For More Info: Maryanne Berger 415 716-9460 maryanneberger@alrinc.com

Jon Null 408 348-4150 jon.null@legrand.us

Speaker Bio

Leni Schwendinger is a recognized authority on the many issues and applications of city lighting with more than 20 years of experience creating illuminated environments for public spaces all over the world. Her innovative interdisciplinary practice, nighttime design urbanism, focuses city districts’ darkened hours and includes fresh community involvement methodologies. This work is shared through Leni’s public speaking engagements, including the worldwide “NightSeeing™, Navigate Your Luminous City” program, most recently in Prague, Czech Republic; Sydney, Australia; Seattle, Washington; and Bogota, Colombia. Recent and ongoing projects include the Enhanced Design Initiative for the New York City subway, several bridges in Canada, and art projects for the Cleveland Rapid Transit District, among others. Professional awards include such recognition as multiple Lumens Awards from the Illuminating Engineering Society, SEGD and the NEA Japan Residency Fellowship. Schwendinger has enjoyed extensive coverage in design press and media, including videos produced by Monocle, Architectural Lighting, Architectural Digest and Dwell magazines. She is currently a Visiting Research Fellow at the London School of Economics, a Design Trust for Public Space Fellow and served as Distinguished Visiting Professor in residence at the Portland State University (USA) Department of Architecture. Most importantly, she is founder of International Nighttime Design Initiative, to establish a new field of research and pilots focused on after-dark placemaking for cities. For more information see https://lenischwendinger.com/ and http://www.nightseeing.net/.