Light Justice

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Light Justice News 

The Light Justice Quarterly | Fall 2023

The Light Justice Quarterly | Summer 2023

The Light Justice Quarterly | Spring 2023

The Light Justice Quarterly | Winter 2023

The Light Justice Quarterly | Fall 2022

Light Justice August 2022 Newsletter

Light Justice July 2022 Newsletter

Light Justice June 2022 Newsletter

 

Articles & Books


Achieving Equitable Indoor Lighting,” Lighting Design + Application, December 2023, by Edward Bartholomew, Mark Loeffler, and Lya Shaffer Osborn

Omnipresence Weaponizes Light,” Light Justice, June 2022

With Good Lighting and Justice for All,” Lighting Design + Application, September 2021, by Edward Bartholomew and Mark Loeffler

Light Justice in Action,” Lighting Design + Application, February 2022, by Edward Bartholomew and Mark Loeffler

Light+Justice,” NOMAct Intersections, Q1 2022, by Edward Bartholomew and Mark Loeffler

Lighting for Equitable Revitalization,” Connecticut Main Street Center, April 2022, by Edward Bartholomew and Mark Loeffler

Public Lighting and the Urban Wealth Gap,” Brown Political Review, by Isabella Creatura

Pedestrian fatalities: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-06-08/-safe-streets-are-not-safe-for-black-lives
and https://www.npr.org/2021/03/23/980438205/americas-roads-are-getting-deadlier-and-fatality-rates-are-worse-for-minorities

Defending Black Lives Means Banning Facial Recognition,” by Tawana Petty

Diversity: Redefining ‘Good’,” Lighting Design + Application, April 2022, by Alana Shepherd

Redlining history: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2018/03/28/redlining-was-banned-50-years-ago-its-still-hurting-minorities-today/

NYPD Omnipresence: https://untappedcities.com/2018/03/07/cities-101-why-are-nypd-floodlights-illuminating-nyc-parks-and-housing-developments/

Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness by Simone Browne: https://www.dukeupress.edu/dark-matters

Design Justice by Sasha Costanza-Chock: https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/design-justice

EquityXDesign: https://medium.com/equity-design/racism-and-inequity-are-products-of-design-they-can-be-redesigned-12188363cc6a

Research

“Reducing Crime Through Environmental Design” https://www.nber.org/papers/w25798

Light pollution is inequitable: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0013935120308549

Light pollution is a health hazard: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/press-releases/outdoor-light-night-breast-cancer/

 

Media

April 28, 2022 | CNN 
Article about lighting for crime reduction. Quotes IDA director Ruskin Hartley while missing full picture on the equitable value of well-designed permanent luminaires instead of aggressive, unjust temporary floodlights; however, draws needed attention to the issue.

June 30, 2021 | New Yorker
Article and video take on the NYPD’s Omnipresence floodlighting tactic oppressing public housing residents.

Additional resources will be added on an ongoing basis.