It is time to consider life after dark. While urban lighting initially focused on retail and security, cities are now promoting more and more lighting designs to generate alternative urban experiences in public spaces. Lighting designers have joined fellow urbanists to rewrite the night.

A few things to keep in mind when undertaking urban lighting are:

  • Safety and security

  • Night Pollution

  • Who are using the space?

  • When is the space being used and for which program?

  • Is it for people who live there or for people who are passing?

  • Sustainibility and Context-sensitive design approach

  • Durability and maintenance

  • Fixture safety and lux levels


  • Date:

    1st March, World Zero Discrimination Day

  • Time:

    11 AM- 1.15 PM


    Zoom link will be shared with registered faculty.

Course Objective

  • Encourage one to socialise outdoors at night, contributing to the cities night-time economy.

  • Enhance the cultural experience and social interactions.

  • Activity generation beyond known landmarks in the city.

  • Lead to inclusive public spaces as everyone will be able to claim the city as a sense of security will be taken


R.B Thiruvengadam

Founder, URI Design Studio

R.B Thiruvengadam is an architect, urban designer and lighting designer. Thiru received his Bachelors in Architecture from TVB School of Habitat Studies and a Masters in urban design from School of Planning & Architecture, Delhi. He trained and practised as an architect prior to focusing on the unique relationship between light and architecture. He has worked with Gian P Mathur and Mandala for several years and was also an associate professor at Sushant School of Art & Architecture, Ansal University. In 2017 he established his practice URI Design Studio in Delhi, wherein ‘UR’ translates to light and ‘URI’ thus translates to guided by light. The ethos of the practice is to harness the power of light which is the fifth element. URI has been felicitated with [D]arc awards for Colours of India and Klay Tile Studio in 2019 and Indian Achievers Award: Emerging Company 2021.

Simran Raswant

Associate at URI Design Studio

Simran received her Bachelor's in Architecture from Sushant School of Art and Architecture in 2020 and is currently an associate at URI Design Studio. She has worked with r+d studio, Gurgaon and Mathew and Ghosh Architects, Bangalore prior to her association with URI. Ms Raswant is exploring different mediums to weave stories via architecture, lighting and films. She recently received an award for her film Partnership Below Par by Charles Correa Foundation under the short film competition Nagari. Simran is also a mentor for Women in Lighting. Along with her professional pursuits, she is also leading the Better Habitat Foundation, an NGO working towards activating underutilised urban spaces in India.

Let's together make our streets safer!