Emma Bannister

Emma, founder & CEO of Presentation Studio, shares her experience in creating winning presentations. Having helped thousands of clients across Asia Pacific win multi-million dollar pitches, transform businesses communications and fast track careers, Emma is passionate about sharing her insights and expertise. Emma will convey:

  • The key components of a successful presentation
  • Practical tips to stand out
  • Insights into industry trends

Emma’s presentation will be invaluable for lighting designers wanting to make an impression!

Emrah Baki Ulas

Renowned lighting designer, lighting educator and light artist, Emrah Baki Ulas is an Associate at Steensen Varming where he co-leads the lighting design team. Emrah also is a co-leader of the Lighting Design Studio at UTS Master of Design Postgraduate Program where he lectures regularly.

Lighting for the exteriors has always been an ambitious, challenging task for civilisation. The ability to illuminate the outdoors at night has dramatically affected the development of societies. From the influence on our circadian rhythms to its impact on our night-time economy, exterior lighting has been a key factor that advanced us and enabled our way of life. If we leave the traditional notions and considerations of exterior lighting based on the spatial typologies aside and think of the task

of lighting for the exterior setting consisting of the ‘living’ and ‘non-living’ elements, a different dimension of lighting needs and requirements become apparent. On the one hand the things we illuminate can be alive and in constant change, whether as fast as transformations on any given day or throughout seasons or as slow as several years or decades. On the other hand, we illuminate structures that change in very different ways, as the materials they are made of age through time, again in a wide spectrum, from very fast to very slow.

Exterior lighting is a lot more about embracing the ‘change’ than we tend to think of. Would this change the way we approach exterior lighting? And how?



Konstantinos Mavromichalis

Konstantinos Mavromichalis (left of picture) and Moritz Behrens combine architecture and lighting design with interaction design to explore the notion of today’s architecture within mediated urban spaces. The anthropometric age developed accurate Cartesian knowledge for the physical needs of humans through understanding the metric proportions of the body in a given physical context. In contrast to this, Konstantinos and Moritz consider Sentiment

Architecture as a practice that materialises human behaviours and emotions by combining interactive lighting and architectural form. Through a series of projects, which deploy situated

sensor technology in the built environment connected to media facades, this talk will support the notion of Sentiment Architecture by examining the process of making such interactive systems and emerging social interactions in mediated urban spaces.

Konstantinos Mavromichalis is Director of Design at Urban Visuals in London.