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Dr. Elettra Samira Bordonaro/IT/UK, Light Follows Behavior

Dr. Elettra Samira Bordonaro/IT/UK, Light Follows Behaviour

Awarded a PhD in 2006 at the University of Architecture in Turin with the thesis: Technology and Innovation for Architecture and Industrial Design concentrated on urban lighting, Elettra has a background as an architect.

She has focused her attention on light and worked as a lighting design consultant on masterplans, exterior and public realm lighting for major lighting design studios such as Light Cibles, Paris, Speirs and Major, Edinburgh and London, Metis Lighting, Milan and Light Bureau, London. She has been teaching at the University of Rome, Milan and Turin and was in charge of the cultural and educational programs of Lighting Academy, Fondazione Targetti until 2010.

In 2014 she has been a visiting professor at Rhode Island School of Art and Design for a winter session about “Light, City and Community – How to involve people through light”.

She is the founder and creative director at Light Follows Behaviour, a lighting design studio with the aim to design with people and for people.

She is also a co-founder of the Social Light Movement (SLM) together with Erik Olsson, Jöran Linder, Sharon Stammers, Martin Lupton and Isabelle Corten, with aim to bring lighting to less affluent communities.

Dr. Elettra Bordonaro will be part of the discussion on Thursday, 2nd November 2017, lunch time about LEDs in the urban realm – the effect of change in th PLD Alliance lounge area.
Dr. Bordonaro is also heading the “Social Lightscapes Workshop” and is presenting in the “Cities Forum” on Wednesday, 1. November 2017.

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