PROFESSIONAL lighting designers around the world now have a dedicated community chapter for five southern European countries.
In ongoing efforts to support and advocate for lighting designers worldwide, the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) has established a dedicated chapter for Croatia, Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain, encouraging professionals in those countries to take part.
Joining over thirty-five other chapters in the association’s network, IALD Southern Europe invites interested designers to become members of the IALD community and gain access to its array of programs, events, and networking among over 1,500 industry colleagues.
Mônica Luz Lobo, IALD President, said: “The Association is thrilled to have a dedicated chapter serving these European countries and their immensely talented designers. We are certain that those who elect to take part in the IALD’s many conferences, seminars, educational opportunities, and professional gatherings will quickly recognize the value and benefit of membership.”
The new chapter will be overseen by four exemplary designers and members of the IALD community: Chiara Carucci, Associate IALD, from Italy; Anna Sbokou, IALD, from Greece; Dean Skira, IALD, from Croatia; and Martina Frattura, Junior Associate IALD, from Portugal.
Speaking from Salerno, Italy, Carucci said: “On behalf of the other four lead volunteer coordinators, I’m pleased to share news of the formation of the IALD Southern Europe Chapter.
“As IALD lighting designers, we recognize the role of our local associations, and by supporting them we aim to increase awareness of the profession of Lighting Design in our regions. The IALD chapters are inclusive groups that provide a platform for all involved – members or not – where they can engage and share to develop our community further, as this is everyone’s ultimate goal.”
In special recognition of this expansion, the IALD will celebrate the newly established chapter at IALD Enlighten Europe 2023, the upcoming lighting design conference event taking place from 30 June – 1 July in Berlin, Germany.
Designers interested in becoming members of the IALD and joining the new Southern Europe Chapter can find further details on the IALD website, iald.org.