IALD Announces Christopher Bauder as Enlighten Europe Conference Keynote

by | Mar 13, 2023 | News

LIGHTING design professionals from around the world attending IALD Enlighten Europe 2023 will be treated to a keynote session from innovative designer and artist Christopher M. Bauder.

Bauder is an artist working in the fields of light- and installation art, media art, and live AV performance. He focuses on the translation of bits and bytes into objects and environments, and vice versa. Space, object, sound, light, and interaction are the key elements of his work. 

The IALD Enlighten Europe 2023 conference, held this June in Bauder’s native Berlin, gathers hundreds of lighting professionals from around the world to attend sessions and discuss topics of high importance to the industry.

International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) Chief Executive Officer Christopher Knowlton is thrilled to have Bauder as the headlining speaker for this year’s event.

He said: “Having seen first-hand the incredible artistry that Christopher Bauder has shared with the world and the city of Berlin in particular, it is nothing short of perfect to have him attend Enlighten and share his insight on the design, interactivity, and engineering that he demonstrates in his work.

“Designers of all tenure and scale could benefit from his understanding of the intersection between architectural illumination and the human experience, to say nothing of his groundbreaking use of media and technology.”

Christopher Bauder has brought his installations and performances to events and spaces around the world, including Centre Pompidou Paris, MUTEK Montreal, Fete des Lumieres Lyon, The National Museum of Fine Arts Taiwan, the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, and many more. 

He is best known for his city-wide light art installation “LICHTGRENZE”, created in 2014 with his brother Marc Bauder, for the 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall.  

Bauder’s keynote will be the headlining session of the event which runs from 30 June through 1 July at the Café Moskau in the heart of Berlin. The conference schedule spans two days of thought-provoking discussions among the profession’s foremost experts to inspire and motivate, moving architectural lighting design into the future.

Returning to the continent for the first time since 2018, the IALD Enlighten Europe 2023 conference is eagerly anticipated and expected to mark the triumphant return of in-person networking and continuing education opportunities for the professional lighting design community across Europe and beyond. Future event developments and announcements will be found on the IALD website at https://iald.org/ee23