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Katia Kolovea/GR/UK

Katia Kolovea/GR/UK

Katia Kolovea is a multidisciplinary designer, and designs temporary lighting installations for exhibitions, showcases, fashion and private events. She studied for her Bachelor in Interior Architecture and Product Design at the Technological Educational Institute of Athens. In 2017, she graduated from KTH with a Master of Science in Architectural Lighting Design.

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Light as a medium to enhance communication in urban spaces

Presentation date: 26. October
Presentation time: 12:15

Excluding branding communication, advertisements and billboards, this research focuses on sociopolitical, environmental and health issues. In a world which has been going through a period of social, environmental and political turmoil, with global warming, terrorism, racism, infectious diseases and so on, light provides a new means of direct and non-verbal communication between societies.
This thesis attempts to present significant reasons and arguments that designate light as a basic communication tool, suitable to dynamically contribute to transferring messages and information in sociopolitical, environmental and health-related fields. The research concludes with the aspiration for a more conscious use of this communicative “language” in the urban realm.
How can lighting designers use light as a tool to inspire people to take action? The world needs a medium that raises awareness in a neutral way. It is very important that urban space encourages us to engage and care about our communities. Let us dive deeper and investigate the many aspects of light as a fundamental and meaningful communication medium.