Talks announced for ARCHITECT@WORK 2018

With the theme of light encompassing ARCHITECT@WORK 2018, an impressive list of industry experts has been called forth for an interesting, thoughtful range of talks.

Held at Olympia National Hall on the 24th and 25th January, 2018, ARCHITECT@WORK London is set to have another fantastic year. Alongside stands from over one hundred leading international product suppliers, an exciting list of industry experts from architecture, development and arts backgrounds are set to share their knowledge at the two day event.

Having announced the overarching topic of ‘Light’ for the 2018 exhibition, ARCHITECT@WORK have tried to cover everything from the practical applications of lighting, to more artistic accomplishments with the medium, within their agenda of light-themed talks.

Westminster Abbey during Lumiere London 2016 © Artichoke Trust

To accompany the talks program, UK-based company Tack Press has been commissioned to produce a series of filmed interviews with some of the architects, designers and engineers who will be speaking. Other ARCHITECT@WORK 2018 show features include RIBA’s Pop-Up Book Shop for Architects and Designers, and exhibitions by DAPh, the SCIN Gallery and

On Wednesday 24th January, talks include ‘Living with Light’, where a panel of expert designers will showcase the effect light can have in our homes; and ‘Frozen Light’, a discussion on the complex history and relationship between photography and architecture.On the panel for 'Frozen Light' is our very own Johnny Tucker, the editor of Blueprint magazine!

If those debates whet your appetite, there are plenty more to follow on Thursday 25th. These include ‘The art of light and art’, with an informed panel of speakers discussing their projects and the issues they face balancing lighting needs and delicate artwork; and ‘Leading lights in workplace wellness’, which questions how lighting affects our health in the workplace.

With such a range of thought-provoking discussions, and the chance for visitors to meet leading architectural product designers, the ARCHITECT@WORK 2018 programme looks packed full of engaging, forward-thinking debate.  We can’t wait for the chance to celebrate the importance of light in architecture and design at this highly-anticipated event - the countdown to January begins!

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