How do you see the relationship between artificial light and the sky?
I grew up in the Atacama region of Chile, which is supposed to be the place in the world with the clearest skies and the lowest humidity. Everywhere that I moved I found that there is a different understanding of what is normal in terms of light. Living in the north of Chile, I am very aware of this as the country has more than 30 different climatic zones. Everywhere in the country the levels and the geometry of the sunlight are very different.
In Spanish, for example, there is no word for “glare”. For people who live a long way from the equator, the word blue is associated with being sad, yet in Spanish and Portuguese it is associated with happiness. This different appreciation of the sky and of natural light affects the way that we work with artificial light. For instance in the UK, if you used a colour temperature of 6000K, people would hate it. In Sweden it doesn’t even exist. But in the tropics it is quite common.