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IESNYC Student Lighting Competition Exhibition and Reception

March 05, 2019
6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

4 West 43rd Street (and 5th Ave)
New York, NY 10036

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The IESNYC is celebrating the 19th year of the Student Lighting Competition.

View the creative lighting designs of over 100 local New York City students at this Exhibition and Reception. This year’s theme, LIGHT & CULTURE, challenged students to construct a three-dimensional study exploring the role of light in rituals, events, or rites of passage.

Enjoy appetizers and refreshments as you stroll through each display—and at 8:00pm—don't miss out on an inspiring keynote presentation by Nathalie Rozot and the highly anticipated announcement of winners!

6:00pm Reception and Exhibition
8:00pm Keynote Speaker and Announcement of Winners


Nathalie Rozot, CEO, PhoScope

Nathalie Rozot is a New York-based transdisciplinary designer who situated her design practice in lighting design in 2000. In 2011 she founded the think tank on light PhoScope to advance change in the practice, education, and critical study of light, and to foster lighting’s engagement in design discourse and social practice.

Rozot is the recipient of awards from the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) of North America, grants from the City of Paris, the New York State Council for the Arts, the New York State Energy Development Agency and Parsons; fellowships from the Graham Foundation for Architecture, the MacDowell Colony and the New York Foundation for the Arts; and sponsorships from NYFA and the Van Alen Institute. In 2018, she won an IESNYC Lumen CITATION for Humanitarian Action for her Solar Lighting in Martissant in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti.

She has taught lighting in Masters programs at the New School and in Versailles and Lille’s schools of landscape architecture, and she is a former education columnist for the IES publication LD+A. She has published and lectured globally on social and critical issues in lighting and has served internationally as an academic and professional juror.

Rozot holds a University Degree in Biology and a Diploma from Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Arts Appliqués Boulle. She is a member of the IES and an educator member of the IALD.

Free Admission for All - Registration Required

$ IESNYC Members Free Admission

$ Students/Guests/Non-Members Free Admission