The Lighting Detectives, “…a non-profit group dedicated to the study, observation, and discussion of lighting culture…” is celebrating its 27th year. Started in 1990, the group expanded its activities to a global scale in 1999. In 2002, it held its first Transnational Lighting Detectives Forum in Tokyo. Since then the forum/workshop has taken place New York, Beijing, Stockholm, Singapore, Madrid, and Taipei.
The forum/workshop will once again return to Japan this June 8 – 10, when the event will take place in Kyoto. Local residents, students, and an international lineup of lighting designers and artists will discuss the “Kyoto-style of light” with participants conducting neighborhood lighting studies and design proposals, followed by testing designs in an activity called Light up Ninja!