Dr Emrah Baki Ulas is an internationally established and multiaward-winning designer, artist and academic with specialisation in "light". Alongside his role at the UTS, he practices at Steensen Varming and runs a light-art studio.
IALD, FIES, MSLL
Can supervise: YES
Ulas, E & Roos, M 2013, 'Looking art in a new light', Papyrus – the Official Publication of the International Association of Museum Facility Administrators.
This paper is an evaluation of an inprogress, action research project centred on the design and implementation of forty solar street lights within Namoi and Gingie Aboriginal reserves. Investigating socio- technical relations within the context of discrete Indigenous communities, 1 this research explores the capacity of urban infrastructure to provide bene ts to remote Aboriginal communities. Funded by the Department of Justice and carried out in partnership with the Walgett Local Aboriginal Land Council, the research is being conducted through a comparative, longitudinal study. It sets out to evaluate the ability of solar outdoor lighting to be responsive to community needs, and tests the potential of outdoor lighting to increase wellbeing by decreasing vandalism, theft, snake bites, emergency services visitation, and call-out times.
Whilst action research is the primary method for conducting the research,
a range of supplementary research methods have been incorporated to evaluate the social impacts of the lighting implementation, including semi-structured interviews with residents and emergency services; the intent is to compare emergency services data pre- and post-installation.
Exploring the interconnections between people and objects, the data collected is interpreted through a socio-material perspective that seeks to reveal insights into the interactions and entanglements between urban infrastructure and social formation. Through the examination of human/non-human networks in Namoi and Gingie Reserves, the research aims to extend socio-technical discours whilst developing new knowledge and transferable design methodologies and processes for further implementation and advancement of discrete Indigenous communities of Australia.
Ulas, E 2019, 'The Role of Lighting in Healthcare', National Hospital Infrastructure Summit, Sydney.
Ulas, E 2017, 'How Things are Connected in the Strangest Ways', PLDC 2017, PLDC 2017, Paris.
Ulas, E 2014, 'AYLA, Light and Video Installation at Vivid Sydney 2014', AYLA, Light and Video Installation at Vivid Sydney 2014, Sydney.
Ulas, E 2014, 'Luminous Merinos, Permanent Installation, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery', Luminous Merinos, Goulburn.
Permanent Light Art Installation
Ulas, E 2013, 'Positive Feedback, Vivid Sydney 2013, Video Installation at the MCA', Positive Feedback, Interactive Video Installation, Sydney.
Ulas, E & Day, M, 'Tunnel Vision, Coal Loader 2019', Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability,North sydney.
Light Exhibition by UTS Design Students
Curated by Michael Day and Emrah Baki Ulas
Ulas, E Steensen Varming 2011, Lighting study for the NSW Parliament House, Brett Whiteley Artwork Display, Sydney.
Ulas, EB Museums and Galleries Queensland 2011, Technical Industry Report for Museums and Galleries, Sydney.
Ulas, E Steensen Varming 2010, Daylighting and UV study for the National Gallery of Australia, Sydney.
Ulas, E 2019, 'Once upon a time in Lighting Design'.
Ulas, E 2018, 'Light and the Unconscious Eye'.
Ulas, E, 'Casting a new Light on ArtTowards Modern Industry Guidelines for Museum and Gallery Lighting Design'.
Ulas, E, 'Nineteen short stories on how little we know about light'.
Ulas, E & Authors (See link), 3O, 'A Practical Guide Towards Sustainable Lighting and Climate Control in Museums and Galleries', Museums and Galleries.