Photon Pod Symposium - Day 1


The Photon Project is a unique and important four year study into the biological effects of light and the development of healthy ‘Photon Living’ solutions for all types of buildings. The project is being launched at the London Design Festival with a prototype pod built outside The Building Centre. An exhibition and a two day symposium will explore the effects of daylight on Human Biology.

DAY 1 – Monday 16th September:
1.30pm - 6.15pm with a drinks reception at 9pm

For DAY 2 click here

The first day of the symposium brings together medical academics, structural engineers, manufacturers and technology groups to explore the latest research and ideas on the effect light has on our health, outlook and relationships. Developments and future plans for intuitive materials and innovative manufacturing will also be explored. The day ends with a round table discussion and Q&A session.

It covers two key themes of Daylight + Health & Wellbeing, a thematic about light in relation to human condition , neuroscience , cognition and psychology and Daylight + Science and technology, a thematic about light and the advances in Glass Engineering, Nano-tech coatings and construction.

Theme 1 – Daylight + Health & Wellbeing

Moderated by:
1.30pm – 1.45pm Paul Finch - programme director of the World Architecture Festival; deputy chairman of the UK Design Council and chairman of Design Council Cabe; and editorial director of the Architectural Review and Architects’ Journal.

1.45pm – 2.15pm Professor Steve Lockley - Harvard Medical School
2.15pm – 2.45pm Professor Marilyne Andersen - EPFL Lausanne

Theme 2 – Daylight + Science & Technology

3.30pm – 3.50pm Tim Macfarlane - Partner, Glass Structures
3.50pm – 4.10pm Dr Martin Kemp - NanoKTN
4.10pm – 4.30pm Paul Hicks - Design Manager, Velux GB

Round Table Discussion:
4.45pm – 5.45pm All Presenters Chaired by Paul Finch

5.45pm – 6.15pm Q&A + Summary for Day 1

Free to attend. Booking essential.

For further information see The Photon Project website.