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Durham University

Durham Energy Institute

Past Events

Find out about some of the previous events held by Durham Energy Institute:

Conceptualising Spaces of Light and Dark

14th January 2014, 10:00 to 17:00, Institute of Advance Studies, Cosin Hall, Palace Green

A day conference focused on Light, Dark and Geography with presentations on light and culture, art, ecology and energy.

The attendance is free but due to limited space iplease register with (ankit.kumar@durham.ac.uk) or Dr. Shaw (robert.shaw@durham.ac.uk).

A day conference focused on Light, Dark and Geography with presentations on light and culture, art, ecology and energy.

Attendance is free but spaces are limited. Please contact the convenors, Rob Shaw (robert.shaw@durham.ac.uk ) and Ankit Kumar (ankit.kumar@durham.ac.uk ), if you wish to attend.

Programme:

10:00: Introduction

Introduction: Light, Dark and Geography - Rob Shaw and Ankit Kumar, Durham University

10:15: Session 1 – Fragile Light

Light moments in dark times: Commuting, seasonality and habit. Brendan Doody, Durham University

Theme: Lighting and Solar Energy.Jamie Cross, Edinburgh University

The political ecology of lights out in Accra. Jonathan Silver, Durham University

Petromax: a story of light, culture and caste from rural Bihar. Ankit Kumar, Durham University

12:00 Break

12:15: Session 2 – Living in the Shadows

Theme: ‘Dans le Noir’ Restaurants and Eating in the Dark. Tim Edensor, Manchester Metropolitan University

Theme: Levinas and DarknessPaul Harrison, Durham University

13:15 Lunch

14:15: Session 3 – Affecting Light and Dark

Theme: Arts and Alternative Public Lighting. Casper Ebbensgaard, Queen Mary’s University

Theme: Light as Sign. Sandra Bell, Durham University

Theme Art and Dark Landscapes. Nina Morris, Edinburgh University

Darkness in the Home. Robert Shaw, Durham University

16:00 Coffee

16:15Session 4 – Dark Reflections <

Reflections/Discussion. Pete Adey, Royal Holloway University, London

To be followed by a general discussion, ending by

17:00

Joint funded by the Institute of Advance Studies and the Urban Worlds research cluster in the Department of Geography

Contact Rob Shaw (robert.shaw@durham.ac.uk ) and Ankit Kumar (ankit.kumar@durham.ac.uk ), for more information about this event.