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CLUE Lighting Competition: Edition 01: Interface

CLUE (Community Lighting for the Urban Environment) is a new international competition open to all lighting applications and spaces.

CLU Foundation has created CLUE to encourage and challenge young designers such as emerging Professionals with less than 5 years experience and students – to develop innovative lighting concepts for interior and exterior spaces and to cultivate inspiring ideas.

The first prize is $5,000, with a special budget for a Travel Stipend to send 2 winners to attend Light Fair International (LFI) – to be held in New York City, 3rd-7th May, 2015 – in the amount of $2,000 each.

This CLUE edition’s theme is Interface. To embrace all types of lighting environments, this year’s theme invites the design community to investigate the integration of light at an interface: a world where two systems, subjects, organizations, etc. meet and interact.

Imagine lighting in areas of transition where these interfaces, through their exchange of functions, provide added value and become “space events” or “spatial objects”, which contribute to the richness of the territories.

Explore transformative potentials and define unique lighting innovations that celebrate or embrace the activities of both the built and unbuilt communities. Incorporating the concepts of contact, transparency, transition, threshold, limits, dark/light, natural/artificial, the interface focuses on the spatial interactions influenced by exchanges between one and the other, thereby distinguishing the two adjacent spaces.

Judging will take place in February 2015, with the winners being announced one month later — in March 2015.