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Parsons School of Design MFA Lighting Design program theses2010 (PC020404.09) ➔ Experiencing Light within the Urban Context


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Karey Palecek (designer)
Alexa Griffith Winton (thesis advisor)
Nathalie Rozot (thesis advisor)
Peter M. Wheelwright (thesis advisor)
Phil Gabriel (thesis advisor)




Being aware of ones surroundings is essential to survival, especially in the modern city, but in today’s society there is a lack of recognition for the phenomenon that light demonstrates on a daily basis. My thesis will explore and alter how one observes the modern city and all its spectacles of light. I will be documenting, diagramming and analyzing the relationships between the observer and the city through the lense of light. Observations will be broken down into their respective characteristics and be categorized accordingly; time, weather, source, distribution, properties and material will all be taken into account. Using this analysis, public light installations will be designed and integrated into Union Square each representing a specific light phenomenon. These installations will capture the attention of the public and bring interest back to these spectacles of light that occur throughout the city.



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