Speaker Bios: Sharon Stammers, who has an MSc in Lighting, has worked in the lighting industry for over 25 years and started Light Collective in 2009. She started her career in stage lighting working in London, before becoming an Associate Director at both Lighting Design Partnership and Lightmatters.
Martin Lupton, who has a PhD in Lighting, has also worked in the lighting industry for over 25 years. Martin began in environmental engineering and then moved on to Directorial roles at both Pinniger and Partners and BDP prior to co-founding Light Collective.
Light Collective are not a standard lighting consultancy… in fact, they really struggle to categorise themselves given that their body of light based work is so diverse. Their creative portfolio of work houses more than architectural lighting design and has grown to encompass many innovative projects which include light art installations, marketing projects, competitions, curated exhibitions, lighting awards, branding, trade stands and shows, epic parties, pop up events, guerrilla lighting, community projects, writing books, activism and light education.
All of their work has light at the heart of it and always looks to promote light, lighting design and lighting designers to as wide an audience as possible and both Sharon and Martin also have previously been active in lighting associations that are dedicated to promoting lighting design globally.