Emrah Baki Ulas/TR/AU, Steensen Varming
Lighting designer, light artist and lighting educator, Emrah Baki Ulas is an associate at Steensen Varming where he co-heads the lighting design team.
Emrah is widely recognised in both the practice and theory of lighting design. His project work has a strong emphasis on culture and the arts, and includes some of the world’s finest cultural sites. He also exhibits creative lighting installations at festivals such as Vivid Sydney, and teaches lighting at the University of Technology Sydney.
He is an advocate for the advancement of lighting education and research, and promotes the strong integration of theory and philosophy into his designs.
The many accolades and recognitions Emrah has received include the International Young Lighter of The Year award in 2008, and the PLD-R Best Newcomer Award in 2011. In 2008, he was listed as one of the 30 under 30 by CIBSE, and in 2010 as one of the 25 top young lighting design professionals by the AL Journal. In 2016, Emrah featured in the international “40 under 40” list at the UK Lighting Design Awards.
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Presentation date: 27. October
Presentation time: 12:00
This is a talk about the art of consultancy.
The art of “consultancy” is fundamental to a designer’s business, especially in the case of lighting designers. When a designer grows and truly becomes a “consultant”, it is like putting together all the pieces of the puzzle. The completion of a big, clear, simple picture.
The designer at the start may know and understand each and every individual piece of the puzzle in isolation, but consultancy skills help put them into place and interlock with one another, yielding to something more important than the sum of its parts. The art of consultancy requires both cognitive intelligence and emotional intelligence. In addition to a high level of technical expertise, it requires creativity at many levels, confidence, the ability to adopt, the ability to guide, etc. It requires a human side. It requires sincerity and empathy.