Women in Lighting
“When we talk about women in design, we should not turn it into a minority issue. We need to honour our heroines because unless they are visible, we will not encourage the next generation of female designers.”
Women in Lighting is an inspirational digital platform that profiles women working in the field of lighting design. It aims to promote their passion and achievements, narrate their career path and goals, celebrate their work and therefore help elevate their profile in the lighting community.
There is a need to increase the profile of successful women working in lighting to help encourage, support and inspire the next generation. There is no doubt that women currently have a lower professional profile despite making up approximately 50% of the lighting design profession. Let’s change this.
The project is supported by individual female lighting designers in 50+ different countries. The Women in Lighting ambassadors are a point of contact in each location for other women seeking to find out more about the project. The project also includes those working in related lighting fields such as education. journalism and manufacturing.
Women in Lighting is not about gender inequality but about inclusivity and how this is beneficial to the profession as a whole.
The project launch is being supported by formalighting, a family owned lighting manufacturer with over 50 years and 2 generations dedicated to architectural lighting and based in Hong Kong. Light Collective approached formalighting with this project as they are a company with a strong inspirational women in a lead role – Sharon Maghnagi.
Our social media guru is Katia Kolovea. Katia is an architectural lighting designer from Greece and now working in the UK at Urban Electric. She has her own online platform: Archifos which focusses on the power of light in architecture, design, art and everyday life.
The project launched on 8th March 2019.