After studying Architecture in Iran, Mahdis graduated from KTH in Stockholm with a masters in lighting design. She gained experience in several practical workshops at KTH, and has worked as a research and architectural assistant in Tehran, Iran. Since graduating from KTH, she has become a junior researcher at the Interactive Institute Swedish ICT in Stockholm.
How do you envision the lighting design of tomorrow?
“Smart interactive lighting design will become a fusion of function, meaning and beauty. Also, light art will move beyond event-driven projects and/or entertainment. To achieve this, we need to re-frame our ‘human-centric’ design approach and learn from the emerging fields of design anthropology and participatory design to bring novel values into city dwellers' lives simply by involving end users in the design process. “