24 hours cities: Disappearance of the night-time sky

This podcast is part of Light: Cities and Architecture series by Jackson Stigwood and Antony DiMase.

The aim of the podcast is to explore how developments in lighting technology have influenced the built environment. As well we will look at key figures in both lighting design and architecture to best understand the interrelationship between these industries. You can check out the other episodes here .

24 hours cities: Disappearance of the night-time sky

In Podcast 5 Antony and Jackson delve into the delights and mysteries of the night time sky and the impact that light pollution is having on our connection to the stars and colours of the sky at night. Since the advent of electric lighting and urbanisation of our cities we have slowly filled our cities with more and more outdoor electric lights. Increasingly we rely on lighting, advertising, technology for entertainment, human connection and storytelling. However, our evolution has for millennia relied on the simple day night rhythm that is deeply embedded in our DNA. By removing darkness from our lives, we lose connection to our spiritual lives, we affect our physical and mental health and we impact flora and fauna to a frightening extent. In this our (difficult) fifth episode Jackson and Antony once again attempt to navigate the impact of abundant electric lighting in our cities. We delve into the consequences of losing the night from our lives and what it might mean for we humans.