Tatiana de Albuquerque Ferreira/BR

Between poetics and stigmas, a plural view of the nocturnal experience

Presentation date: 25. October
Presentation time: 11:45

This paper describes a study of urban lighting and the nocturnal dimension of the city, the focus being on the multiplicity of aspects of experience that unfold in the public realm. The results identified that darkness generates clearly defined spaces within the urban realm, which are experienced by the persons occupying and using the public spaces after dark. The speaker will demonstrate that there are different meanings and interpretations of light even in the context of the same cultural framework. This indicates the need for design tools that can give shape to – and amend – the conflicts and dissensions that are at present inherent to the nocturnal dimension of cities.

Tatiana de Albuquerque Ferreira/BR

Tatiana de Albuquerque Ferreira graduated in Architecture and Urbanism at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (FAU/UFRJ) in 2007.

In 2012 she took a specialist course in Architectural Lighting Design at the Polytechnic University of Madrid, and was a speaker at the Light Symposium 2015 in Stockholm, organized by KTH (Royal Institute of Technology) with a paper on her work on light for slum areas.

Through her internships she gained experience in architectural and urban lighting projects, working on residential, corporate, commercial and outdoor projects. Her interest in seeking new knowledge in urban lighting, participating in national and international workshops about urban, ephemeral and artistic lighting continued to grow, and she acted as a collaborator of partnerships at the Iberian American Lighting Design Meeting (EILD) held in Ouro Preto, Brazil in 2016.

In 2018, Tatiana gained a Master’s degree in Urbanism from the postgraduate program in Urbanism (PROURB-FAU/UFRJ), where she is currently studying for her doctorate.