Student Work

  • Lighting Design (MFA)

    Ece Ozerdem

    Improving Light | Improving Life In Refugee Camps

    The thesis, "Improving Light | Improving Life In Refugee Camps," aims to address the lighting needs of transitional settlements, such as refugee camps, and explore how solar-powered LEDs can have a role in improving inhabitants' daily lives. One layer of lighting is not enough to create a spacious and dynamic environment. Using multiple portable solar-powered LED lights with different lenses to manipulate light beams can provide the much-needed flexibility and dynamism, without the cost of batteries or electricity. Perfect LED technology is not an adequate solution to lighting transitional refugee settlement. But systematic use of these lights can help the shelter to better perform as a multi-functional space it should be, and better meet the needs of the displaced.