Portland State of Mind: Luminous Legibility - A Fridays@4 Lecture by Leni Schwendinger
Friday, October 13, 2017 - 4:00pm to Friday, October 13, 2017 - 5:30pm
Portland State of Mind: Luminous Legibility - A Fridays@4 Lecture by Leni Schwendinger

What: Luminous Legibility: A Fridays@4 Lecture by Leni Schwendinger

When: Friday, October 13, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Where: Shattuck Hall (SH) Annex, 1914 SW Park Ave.

Cost: Free and open to the public

Contact: Karen O'Donnell Stein,, 503-725-8422

The School of Architecture at Portland State University is proud to present a Fridays@4 talk with Distinguished Visiting Professor, Leni Schwendinger, "Luminous Legibility." 

Leni Schwendinger, most recently Arup’s global urban lighting leader, is a recognized authority on the many issues and applications of city lighting, with more than 20 years of experience creating illuminated environments for public spaces all over the world. Her innovative interdisciplinary practice, nighttime design urbanism, focuses city districts’ darkened hours and includes fresh community involvement methodologies. This work is shared through Leni’s public speaking engagements, including the worldwide “NightSeeing™, Navigate Your Luminous City” program, most recently in Prague, Czech Republic; Sydney, Australia; Seattle, Washington; and Bogota, Colombia. Recent and ongoing projects include the Enhanced Design Initiative for the New York City subway, several bridges in Canada, and art projects for the Cleveland Rapid Transit District, among others. Professional awards include such recognition as multiple Lumens from the Illuminating Engineering Society, SEGD, and the NEA Japan Residency Fellowship. 

Schwendinger has enjoyed extensive coverage in design press and media, including videos produced by Monocle Architectural, Lighting Architectural Digest, and Dwell magazines. She is currently a Design Trust for Public Space Fellow and in fall 2017 she will serve as the Distinguished Visiting Professor in residence at the Portland State University School of Architecture.

About Fridays@4: Each Friday at 4pm during most of the academic term, PSU School of Architecture students and faculty gather together to hear from professional designers and architects, academics, visiting artists, innovators, and students in the program, with refreshments and updates from faculty and your student leaders. Fridays@4 is a perfect way to wrap up each week of intense creativity in studio, and get inspired for the productive weekend ahead.

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This event is hosted by PSU's School of Architecture.

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