Dr. Emrah Baki Ulas/TR/AU

Towards a new light on art

Presentation date: 25. October
Presentation time: 16:45

The aim of Dr. Emrah Baki Ulas’s research is to raise discussion on a much needed amendment to the commonly accepted international practice guidelines (particularly the CIE Technical Report 157:2004), and provide an updated framework that will lead the practice of lighting design for museums, art galleries and the like towards implementing a modernised approach to lighting for preservation. The research considers the impact of the shift in lighting technologies to LEDs and takes a practical approach to balancing the complexity of the subject matter with the need for clearly defined guidelines that can be applied in the field.

Introduced by

Dr. Emrah Baki Ulas/TR/AU, Steensen Varming

Lighting designer, light artist and lighting educator, Emrah Baki Ulas is an associate at Steensen Varming where he co-heads the lighting design team.
Emrah is widely recognised both in the practice and in the theory of lighting design. His project work has a strong emphasis on culture and the arts, and includes some of the world’s finest cultural sites. He also exhibits creative lighting installations at festivals such as Vivid Sydney, and teaches lighting at the University of Technology Sydney. He is an advocate of the advancement of lighting education and research, and promotes the strong integration of theory and philosophy into his designs.

The many accolades and recognitions Emrah has received include the International Young Lighter of The Year award in 2008, and the PLD-R Best Newcomer Award in 2011. In 2008 he was listed as one of the 30 under 30 by CIBSE, and in 2010 as one of the 25 top young lighting design professionals by the AL Journal. In 2016 Emrah featured in the international “40 under 40” list at the UK Lighting Design Awards.