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Start   >  Open Talent  >  Open Talent "Modern Urban Lighting: New Scandinavian Tend...
Date: 29-03-2023
Timetable: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: Ca l'Alier (c/ de Pere IV 362, 08019 Barcelona)

Wednesday, March 29, at 7 p.m., in ca l'Alier, we are scheduling a new session of the cycle of annual conferences on architectural lighting. The speaker will be Allan Ruberg, founder of ÅF Lighting.

The world is changing, and it is no longer something we just discuss – it’s a reality that we must deal with in our everyday life. It manifests as urbanization, energy crisis, environmental challenges and a remarkable technological development. These changes dramatically increase the complexity of society and effect the way we live, work and communicate.

This, of course, means that it is very challenging for public decision makers, city planners and architects to design our future liveable environments and equally complex for lighting designers to support and enhance them.

I will show examples of how Scandinavian lighting designers understand and work with these challenges to create sustainable modern lighting solutions, that make a positive contribution to the urban environment supporting good quality of life and social interaction.

This Open Talent will be held in English.

The speaker

Allan Ruberg, founder of ÅF Lighting (Light Bureau - AFRY)

Ruberg has 25 years of experience in Lighting Design and Consultancy business. His strong "track record" in translating societal trends, client needs, concepts and designs into sustainable technical solutions and driving projects from first idea to the world market, makes him a leading capacity in the field of lighting.

He is the founder of ÅF Lighting (Now Light Bureau part of AFRY) and was a driving force in the development of the lighting design office into a world leading international office with 110 award-winning lighting specialists working around the globe. Today, Allan runs his own consultancy studio, using his vast experience supporting various companies and design studios.


This presentation is part of the annual conference cycle of the master's degree in Lighting Design. Architectural Lighting Design of the UPC School, sponsored by iGuzzini, Lutron and Vibia, leading companies in residential lighting.