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1.1 The future of lighting

In the following audio, Lorraine talks to Rory Hyde, Curator of Contemporary Architecture and Urbanism at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, about his work on smart cities. Street lighting has always been a form of social control, but the future of street lighting may not be lamp-posts. Rory shares details of a Future Design exhibition he’s currently developing.

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Rory trained as an architect, and has worked with Volume magazine, MVRDV, Al Manakh (Archis / AMO), the NAi, Viktor & Rolf, Mediamatic and BKK. He is Adjunct Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne, and author of Future Practice: Conversations from the Edge of Architecture, awarded the AIA prize for architecture in the media.

Read Rory’s Guardian article ‘The sci-fi future of lamp-posts’ [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] (Hyde, 2014).