The International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) has signed a friendship agreement with the Norwegian lighting organization, Norske Lydesignere, based in Oslo, Norway. The two organizations will work together to jointly promote the interests of independent lighting designers and to raise awareness of the profession and further its development locally and internationally.
The friendship agreement was signed by IALD CEO, Marsha L. Turner, CAE, and Norske Lydesignere President Marlin Martinsen, who recognize the common goals that unite IALD and Norske Lydesignere.
“This agreement solidifies our support of the Norwegian lighting design community. This partnership between our two organizations will increase collaboration locally and internationally which helps strengthen the future of the lighting design profession,” states Turner.
“The Norwegian Lighting Designer Association Board is very pleased to start collaborating with IALD—this is such a great opportunity for us,” adds Martinson. “Our organizations share basic common interests, and this friendship agreement is a natural extension. We look forward to the collaboration and creating common platform for sharing ideas and knowledge.”
IALD strives to set the global standard for lighting design excellence by promoting the advancement and recognition of professional lighting designers, cultivating the universal acknowledgement and appreciation of the Power of Light in human life. Norske Lydesignere is a professional association of lighting designers in Norway, focused on safeguarding common interests, and raising awareness of excellence in lighting design and how it impacts social cultural and environmental standards in society.
Both associations understand the importance of professional development and continuing education for lighting designers, as well as the general support of professionals and students in this profession. The friendship agreement fosters the collaboration between the two organizations to maintain a regular exchange of information, encourage participation in each other’s activities, such as conferences, seminars and organize shared events to bring both associations’ members together.