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Team

Natalia Bystriantseva
Elena Lekus
Nikolai Matveev
Sergei Shcheglov
Natalia Bystriantseva
Head of The Higher School of Lighting Design at ITMO University

Ph.D. in Architecture, graduated in Architecture and Design from Yuri Gagarin State Technical University of Saratov (SSTU), has more than 10 years’ work experience in the field of an urban lighting. Laureate of the National Russian Award in Literature and Arts, 2014. Head of the creative association of lighting designers RULD and Art & Science cluster at ITMO University.

Elena Lekus
Professor at CLD ITMO University

Candidate in Culturology, Docent of Department of art history and culturology at the Saint Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design. Member of creative association of lighting designers RULD, creative association “Studio of creative thing”, the Association of art critics (Russian Federation). Researcher in the field of “lighting culture”.

Co-author and artist of the sculptural ensemble "The First violin", which is set in the square named after famous composer Andrei Petrov (Saint-Petersburg, 2008). Laureate of Russian exhibition "DESIGN LAND'09".

Curator of five and an artist of more than 25 art projects and exhibitions such as The first Moscow biennale of contemporary art, exhibition of the "Studio of creative thing" in the State Russian Museum, exhibition “St. Petersburg union of artists is 80 years old” in the central exhibition hall "Manege". Her art works are in Gatchina Museum-Reserve and private collections.

Nikolai Matveev
Professor at CLD ITMO University

Head of art residence at cluster Art & Science (ITMO University) and scientific director of the international Lux Aeterna Theatre. He is a curator of the international research laboratory "Lighting design of an urban environment" and researcher in the field of art therapy and psychophysiology of visual perception.

Sergei Shcheglov
Lecturer at CLD ITMO University

Head of Department of Light Technologies and Optoelectronics at ITMO University. From 2004 to 2009 worked as a Junior Fellow at S.I. Vavilov State Optical Institute. From 2007 to 2010 — product engineer, senior product engineer of the company "Svetlana-Optoelektronika". From 2010 to 2015 — engineer, Head of Department of Lighting Solutions Development, Head of Test and Certification Department of the company "Optogan".

 

Ilia Smilga
Senior Lecturer at CLD ITMO University

Head of project laboratory of The Higher School of Lighting Design and laboratory “Sky.812” of cluster Art & Science at ITMO University, Head of Department of Environmental Design at The Saint Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design.

Ekaterina Timchenko
Lecturer at CLD ITMO University

Head of Marketing and PR Department at CLD ITMO University. Curator of the international research-to-practice conference Lighting Design. Graduated with honors from St. Petersburg State University as an international journalist. Professional experience in the field of journalism is about 10 years, 5 of them she was an editor of business press. Professional experience in marketing and PR is 3 years.

Anastasiia Dubinovskaia
Lecturer at CLD ITMO University

Lighting Designer and project engineer of the company "LED Engineering", researcher of the spectral characteristics of light and their effect on the transformation of architectural forms.

Svetlana Kolgushkina
Lecturer at CLD ITMO University

Master of engineering and technology. Graduated with honors from MPEI (Technical University). Member of the creative association of lighting designers RULD. Working experience in the field of lighting design is 6 years. She has experience in such projects as “Formula of light: research of light medium of Volkhonka district”, “The Complex Development Program of the city St. Petersburg (Russia) as the center of lighting culture for the period 2018 – 2030 with the perspective to 2050”. Research and educational activities are since 2015.

 

Ilia Smilga
Ekaterina Timchenko
Anastasiia Dubinovskaia
Svetlana Kolgushkina