Light InSight Lecture Series Dr. Zenovia Toloudi presents: Light in Architecture

Dr. Zenovia Toloudi, Dartmouth College, will present a lecture on “Light in Architecture” at New England College of Optometry on May 26, 2015. All are welcome to attend. One hour of Mass C.E. credit will be awarded.

The lecture will take place in Lecture Hall 2. Please join us for a reception in Conference Room 1 following the lecture. Wine and light fare will be served. For more information, please contact Emily Summers, 617-587-5628. No RSVP is necessary.

Abstract

“Sealed” buildings and window-less working offices disconnect humans from natural light, pollute them with artificial light, and eventually disrupt their biological rhythms: Depression, insomnia, tiredness to name a few of the familiar problems of this “illegal” architecture. I propose a series of interventions that aim to provocatively express these problematic condition and spaces to advance quality of living. These architectural apparatuses are spatial elements (such as walls and horizontal surfaces, objects, and modular systems) that act as transmitors of natural light in dark spaces. Other times they are hybrid structures/gardens and edible structures that evolve in space. And other times playful micro-textures that challenge perception, reveal immaterialities, and map the spatio- temporal changes.