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Parsons School of Design MFA Lighting Design program theses2012 (PC020404.11) ➔ Adapting Light


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Shanna Snow (designer)




Lighting design should work to serve the community providing education and understanding so the users are able to implement a design on further projects. I am making the case for day lighting design in the developing world. This thesis provides solution that would engage the people of the community and give them a sense of ownership and pride in their space. My hypothesis is that lighting for developing countries can be adaptable to serve the individual and the community by incorporating a vital resource that is available to everyone and free to use; the sun. I will improve the quality of life by utilizing lighting principles used in current practices that can improve the quality and performance of daylight as well as the quality of the environment. By developing a community education program I will address the health and safety issues that these people face everyday.



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