September 12 - 20

For those who remain

An East Village installation
Created by The Flint Collective NYC
Sponsored by the DLFNY

Details below


Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Dancing White Lights
A stroll down the historic Shanghai Bund

Join us for a virtual presentation of this award winning project by Fisher Marantz Stone and Unolai Lighting Design & Associates: the reimagined lighting for 27 landmark buildings on the Shanghai waterfront. Charles Stone and Uno Lai will be on a live zoom conference to take your questions after the presentation.

Date Wednesday,September 23, 2020


Charles G. Stone II, FIALD, IES, LC, LEED AP BD+C, President, Fisher Marantz Stone
Uno Lai, IALD, CLD, Principal and CEO, Unolai Lighting Design & Associates

Moderator: Daniel Blitzer, LC, IES, The Practical Lighting Workshop LLC


6:00pm EDT


Live online presentation via Zoom.
Meeting information to be shared with registrants prior to event.


Free to all

AIA CES credits available

Registration by Sept 21 is required in order to receive Zoom link.

See you in the streets!

Street is stage for Flint Collective NYC in their latest activation of dormant urban space. A mix of eight East Village storefronts - some vacant, others occupied - are brought to life with light, color, and brilliance. This DLFNY sponsored project is a bold effort to bring visibility and awareness to the perennial problem of retail vacancy in our communities, which is suddenly more stark than ever.

Explore the lighting vignettes at your own pace using the collective's nightwalk map. "For Those Who Remain: OPEN" begins Saturday, September 12 at 7:30pm and runs through September 20.

This is an invitation to move.

For more information click here

Save the Date

Wednesday, October 21

A virtual tour of the Mwabwindo School in Zambia with Renfro Design Group

Equity in Lighting Design NYC (ELD NYC) Survey

Deadline extended to September 14.

To the members of the lighting community in NYC,

Over the past couple of months, the Designers Lighting Forum of New York (DLFNY), the New York chapter of the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD NY), the New York chapter of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IESNYC), and the New York chapter of Women in Lighting & Design (WILD NYC) have come together to create Equity in Lighting Design NYC (ELD NYC), spearheaded by Elaine Cook of Moxie Lighting, Francesca Bastianini of Sighte Studio, and Lana Lenar of zeroLUX lighting design.

The goal of ELD NYC is to commence a longterm initiative to address diversity and inclusion within the lighting community. Our hope is that we can strengthen this community by having it reflect the diversity of our country through the tools of outreach, educational events, and industry policy.

To start this process we have developed a survey that will help us determine a quantitative baseline of the demographics and background of the New York Lighting community. The baseline will allow us to focus our efforts to address the obstacles to entry into our industry and understand how we should move forward. Below is a link to a community-wide survey that we are asking you to fill out. The survey is entirely optional, and identifying information will be kept separate from data. We urge you to complete the survey and encourage your colleagues, bosses, and friends within the lighting community to fill it out as well. You may receive the link to this survey multiple times, but please only fill it out once. Please note that the survey will be closed on September 14, 2020, at noon.

Survey Link

In addition to gathering a baseline of diversity, we hope to collect any feedback from the community on how we might proceed, along with a call for volunteers as we move forward.

Please reach out to or you can DM us on Instagram at @equityinlightingdesignnyc if you have any questions or comments that are not covered by the survey.

Yours Sincerely,
Equity in Lighting Design
Elaine, Francesca, & Lana


The DLFNY is a charter member of the Parsons Lighting Design Partners program.

2016 Recipient of the IFDA/NY Award for Excellence in Education

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