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International Lighting Design Family Tree

“Data represents real life. It is a snapshot of the world in the same way that a picture catches a small moment in time. Dense and unconventional data visualisations promote slowness—a particularly poignant goal to set in our era of ever-shortening attention spans. If we can create visuals that encourage careful reading and personal engagement, people will find more and more real value in data and in what it represents.”

– Information designer, Giorgia Lupi

In 2011, Light Collective scribbled out our personal branch of the Lighting Design Family Tree. Then in 2014, we went on to create a bigger family tree infographic to include other designers in the UK to demonstrate the entangled mesh of practices and people. This year, we kicked off something bigger. With the help of LIGMAN, we have begun the creation of an International Lighting Design Family Tree.

The new version is global; exploring the career paths of the lighting design profession everywhere. We had planned to use this data to create a physical version of the International Lighting Designers Family Tree on the LIGMAN stand at Light + Building 2020 but the world changed and this was unable to happen. See what we would have done with your data at Light + Building:

See Your Data

If you are currently working as a lighting designer, you can still use the link below to share with us the companies you have worked with in your lighting design career.

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