Can light revolutionize urban design?

Bruce Ramus believes so. The internationally-celebrated light artist will be joining us in our Vancouver studio on March 14th to give his talk, ‘The Future is Bright: How light and the moving image are shaping a paradigm shift in urban design’.

Bruce and his studio team at Ramus Illumination create luminous large-scale public art to engage communities all over the world. You may already recognize their work - remember this incredible Sydney Opera House light installation? Or the 4m transparent cube for Melbourne’s White Night Festival? How about their work for David Bowie, U2, or R.E.M?

Originally from Canada, but now based in Melbourne, Bruce understands that media architecture has the power to act as a compelling platform for our civic voice. He says, “We are at the beginning of an evolution. Light sources become moving images, which become skin-like, integrated surfaces that form the inner and outer experiences of our buildings.”

In his talk, Bruce will share how a deeper understanding of how we respond to light can enrich the designs of our cities, with lessons learned from the evolution of the art form. Afterwards, he will take questions and engage in a dialogue with the audience made up of influencers from the local art, design, architecture, lighting, and developer communities.

We are honoured to have him speak in our space and grateful to the Lumiere Festival Society for inviting him to Vancouver. During his trip he will be working with them to envision an anchor light-based installation that will propel the festival to a global level. His week-long visit wouldn't be possible without the support of Tourism Vancouver, and the Australian Arts Council.

To see Bruce Ramus, reserve your ticket now. We’re expecting seats to fill up fast, if you can’t get a ticket please add your name to the wait-list or watch our livestream of the event on our Instagram or Facebook page.


6 pm, Thursday, March 14th

400 - 675 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC  V6B 1N2  Canada