Kick-off International Year of Light

Even before UNESCO’s official kick-off event in Paris to open the
“ International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYOL2015) ”,
another event regarding this topic was held in Amsterdam on 15 January.

These videos were produced for internationally leading supplier of integral
lighting solutions Zumtobel.

The kick-off event of The International Year of Light was moderated bij
Lighting Designer Rogier van der Heide and Prof. dr. Kobus Kuipers.

Videoshoot at Nemo Amsterdam, The Netherlands
crew Ruud Pelgrum, Joost Hoozemans, Deen van der Zaken & Marije Berghuis

Robbert Dijkgraaf, Director and Leon Levy Professor Institute for
Advanced Study (IAS) – Princeton.
Key note about “the one thing you should know about light”.


Ben van Berkel, Co-Founder and Principal Architect UNStudio,
about “framing light with buildings and vice versa“.


Hans Clevers, President Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts
and Sciences (KNAW), Director Hubrecht Institute,
about “light in the body, enabling diagnosis and imaging”.


Giny Vos, sculptor, installation- and light artist,
about “The other possibilities of light”.


Ena Voûte, Dean of the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering,
Delft University of Technology,
about “how people use light and how we empower them to use it”.


Anneke Smelik, Professor of Visual Culture,
Radboud University Nijmegen
about “light lures: the visual and fashionable culture of light”.