Gala Theatre, Durham
Stephanie Flanders (Chair)
Economist, journalist and broadcaster, J.P. Morgan
Sir Peter Bazalgette
Former Chair, Arts Council, England
Co-Founder, Light Follows Behaviour & Social Light Movement
Writer and Broadcaster
Founder, MyShelter Foundation
Studio Director, NOVAK
Professor Carlos Frenk
Director, Institute for Computational Cosmology, Durham University
Chief Executive, Polyphotonix
Deputy Mayor for Education & Culture of London
Dr Jim Olson
Brain cancer researcher and paediatric oncologist
Managing Director, FCB Joburg
Casper ter Kuile
Minister in training for non-religious people Divinity School, Harvard University
Deanna Van Buren
Architect and Rauschenberg Artist as Activist Fellow
Revd Professor David Wilkinson
Principal, St John’s College, Durham University
Director, Fête Des Lumières
A one-day conference for the curious, part of Lumiere Durham 2015.
Hosted by Artichoke in association with Durham County Council, Light, Art, the Universe and Everything explored how light can change the world through science, the arts, spirituality and public space.
The conference programme was inspired by UNESCO’s International Year of Light, which championed the importance and potential of light throughout 2015. Light, Art, the Universe and Everything brought together local, national and international experts and pioneers working across medicine, culture, technology, the environment, religion, architecture and education.
Delegates came from across the UK and beyond to hear how the speakers are changing people’s lives: from revolutionising medicine and bringing light to communities without electricity, to transforming the places we live with amazing art installations and ground-breaking building design.