Elettra Bordonar will speak on the topic:
SMART - TO BE OR NOT TO BE!.
She is founder and creative director at Light Follows Behaviour, Lighting Design Studio with the aim to
design with people and for people. 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
Lighing, Elettra has a background as an architect. She has focused her attention on light and worked as
lighting designer consultant on masterplan, exterior and public realm lighting. She has been teaching at the
University of Rome, Milan and Turin and she is currently visiting professor at
Rhode Island School of Art and Design, Providence, USA.
She is also co-founder of the Social Light Movement (SLM) with aim to bring lighting to less affluent
communities. She has been appointed with a visiting fellowship at the London School of Economics at the
Sociology Department to join Configuring Light Research group and develop the project
Social Lightscapes, a project on how to integrate social research in lighting design.
Lives and works in London, UK.