Lighting design and the correct use of luminaires are demanding subjects. Scenographic lighting concepts introduce additional creative dimensions which are often only alluded to in design courses. For this reason, developing user knowledge at ERCO is now more important than ever. The ERCO showrooms therefore feature special facilities and are equipped with extensive demonstration tools.
International Summer Lighting Workshop for Students
In a four-day workshop in Lüdenscheid, experienced architects and lighting designers from ERCO will be providing seminar participants with well-founded knowledge on lighting design and the perception of light, on light sources and on architectural, accent and ambient lighting. The ERCO Light Factory has an extensive range of demonstration tools, special indoor facilities and outdoor grounds at its disposal for studying how diverse lighting effects actually work in practice.
The aims of the workshop include not only to provide teaching on lighting technology and on the fundamentals of perception, but also to increase students' competence in lighting design so that in their studies they will be able to develop and fine-tune their designs following lighting design criteria.
The International ERCO Summer Lighting Workshop will also include lighting design exercises and an excursion to exemplary projects for museum and shop lighting, thus ensuring the theoretical knowledge of lighting design can be directly related to practical applications.
A list of venues for further trips gives students impulses for making their own visits to interesting projects for architecture and lighting in the Ruhr-valley region after the Lighting Workshop has finished.
Interested students can register themselves individually for the International Summer Lighting Workshop in English.
16th-19th of July 2013
The course fees are Euro 50. Students should make their own travel arrangements. If required, ERCO can assist with finding board and lodgings.
Lighting Workshop for Student Groups
In one- or two-day lighting seminars, experienced architects and lighting designers will be providing student groups with well-founded knowledge on lighting design and the perception of light, on light sources, and on architectural, accent and ambient lighting. The aims of the workshop include not only to provide teaching on lighting technology and on the fundamentals of perception, but also to increase the students' competence in lighting design so that they will be able in their studies to develop and fine-tune their designs following lighting design criteria. Due to the modular structure of the course programme, the individual seminars can be adapted in content to suit the requirements of different branches of study. The lighting seminars are free of cost for student groups and can be booked on agreed dates.
Dates on request
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International lighting educator workshop
ERCO offers the international lighting workshop to give educators the opportunity to gain various ideas on teaching architectural lighting and to network with colleagues worldwide. ERCO has long since been committed to explaining lighting design and lighting technology in practical and demonstrative ways - through international workshops for designers and students and through various publications, from the “Handbook of Lighting Design” through to the “Light Perspectives - between culture and technology” study book. The lighting workshop will communicate methods as well as practical aspects related to learning and presenting indoor and outdoor lighting. Joint discussions will establish how the conclusions drawn can be transferred to higher education. Talks with designers, engineers and lighting engineers provide insight into the development of modern LED technology and the production of luminaires. Other focal points centre on aspects such as e-learning for architectural lighting and the effective teaching of light simulation and sustainability. In cooperation with diverse guest speakers, the workshop will be led by two ERCO experts experienced in academic studies and didactics.
Lighting education worldwide
Day 1 a.m.: Meeting worldwide educators
Day 1 p.m.: Education projects by PLDA and IALD; overview of lighting courses by participants
Concepts and methods for lighting courses
Day 2 a.m.: Workshop mock-up room; methods for lighting technology
Day 2 p.m.: LED technology; Light Factory tour; expectations of industry and designers
Lighting education in online courses and using social media
Day 3 a.m.: Teaching online; social media and lighting
Day 3 p.m.: Light talk videos; presentation techniques
Successfully teaching lighting simulation
Day 4 a.m.: Overview of lighting simulation
Day 4 p.m.: Teaching lighting simulation
Ways to enhance sustainability
Day 5 a.m.: Methods to understand lighting design and perception
Day 5 p.m.: Teaching sustainability; role of research in education
Date and location:
17-21 June 2013 in Lüdenscheid,
DIAL, PLDA, SLL
Marc Hartings, Thomas Schielke
Address for enquires and applications: lichtseminar(at)erco.com
This intensive lighting education experience is intended for faculty (both full and part time) with major and on-going responsibility for teaching lighting.
The workshop is free of charge. Failure to attend will incur a charge of EUR 100.
If you need any help with transfers and hotel accommodation, please contact lichtseminar(at)erco.com
PDF with the following information:
- Name of university, faculty, faculty status
- Brief overview of programme at university
- Your motivation for attending the workshop (up to 250 words)
- Suggestions for workshop programme
- Any topics to which you would like to contribute?
Max. number of attendees: 20
Deadline for applications:
31 March 2013