‘Shadow’ has been a source of inspiration for many different types of art. In architecture, shadow and darkness are crucial elements creating space. Borrowing the theme ‘In praise of shadows‘ – a popular essay on Japanese aesthetics by the Japanese author and novelist Jun’ichirō Tanizaki – this talk will explore how ideas and stories of shadows and darkness have been of inspiration to designers, particularly within architecture.
Dr Trần Văn Thành is the first Vietnamese professional lighting designer who has been actively recognized internationally. He is the founder and creative mind behind the award-winning lighting design practice ASA Studios, a leading Vietnamese professional company, well known for the lighting of Dragon Bridge in Danang that won prestigious IALD Lighting Design Award in 2012. Dr Thành is originally trained as an architect, and then pursued his passion with lighting design in Germany and UK. He holds a PhD in Lighting and the Built Environment from The Cass School of Art & Design, London. Dr Thanh worked with several renowned lighting design practices in Europe before setting up ASA Studios in Vietnam. He is also a keen researcher in lighting and architecture, is visiting lecturer, speaker, jury, and postgraduate reader in universities, conferences, and design competition in Vietnam and the region. He is a member of the International Association of Lighting Designers.
➖Adult: 100,000VND (online); 130,000VND (at door)
➖Student (with Student ID): 40,000VND
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