KISDtalk: "Sooth Me, Wow Me: My Cross-Disciplinary, Multi-Personality Romance with Light"

"KISDtalks: Theories and Practice of Design" , 13. Dezember 2017

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Prof. Lyn Godley from Philadephia University, USA, will in this public lecture discuss the many forms of light and how they affect us in our emotions, feelings, and creative processes – since light merges sciences and art, function and beauty.

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KISDtalk: "Sooth Me, Wow Me: My Cross-Disciplinary, Multi-Personality Romance with Light"

"KISDtalks: Theories and Practice of Design"


  • 13. Dezember 2017
  • 17.30 Uhr bis 19.00 Uhr


KISD – Köln International School of Design, Ubierring 40, 50678 Köln


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"KISDtalks: Theories and Practice of Design"


Prof. Lyn Godley, Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, USA


KISD – Köln International School of Design der TH Köln

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According to guest speaker Prof. Lyn Godley (Philadelphia University), creativity is not a slow steady affair. Curiosity does not reside in silos. Mood swings are as natural as breathing. Light has the wonderful ability to cross these multiple boundaries and speak in many languages, both literal and emotional.
Lyn Godley's creative process, and thus her design studio explores light in its many moods and across multiple disciplines: from functional performance, to health, to sparkling wonder. Light can sooth as it hovers over environments, dampening contrast and hard edges. It can focus attention, drawing us in on a specific subject. It can excite us with sparkle and brilliance. It can heal, on a biophysical level, our imbalance with the artificial world. It merges science and art, function and beauty. Light inspires. Light excites. From large scale installations to small models, Lyn Godley's studio explores the magic of light.
Lyn Godley began her career in fine arts, then spent 30 years working as a designer, bringing form and beauty to functional objects. Her work has crossed the borders of interiors, product, furniture, lighting, and jewelry. Her designs, done both individually and as partner of Godley-Schwan (1984-1998), have been exhibited internationally. The Crinkle Lamp, the last piece designed jointly by Godley-Schwan, was accepted into the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art in 1998. Her work is also in numerous public and private collections. In addition to her studio work, she is an Associate Professor of Industrial Design at Philadelphia University.
The talk will be held in English language. Plase note that this KISDtalk will not take place on a Tuesday as it it is usually scheduled, but on Wednesday, December 13, at 5:30 pm.

The KISDtalks are a public lecture series on relevant perspectives of design. They give space for an open-minded and profound analysis and reflexion of the manifold issues of design, culture, society, technology, and different scientific disciplines. Topics are interdisciplinary, integrative, and provide internationality by domestic and international speakers. The talks always take place on the specified dates at 5:30 pm in the conference room 11 at KISD. The 60-90 minutes-long presentations with “Q&A“ are a public event and free of charge.