About me
I believe in design for positive change
I'm focus on creating relationships of trust for transition processes through communities of practice
Hi! I’m Laura and I’m happy that you would like to get to know me better.  I’m an industrial and lighting designer based in the beautiful city of Lüneburg, Germany, and also in the charming city of Cali, Colombia. I  worked for the lighting industry in the past years, where I developed projects for retail, museums, artist, and residential spaces.

My passion is ecological and social design and I’m constantly researching about eco-design and design processes. Most importantly, I support the creation of new projects for a more balanced world. Therefore, I co-create under de visions of regenerative design, biophilia, and social design.

From the many interests I have, there is one that has helped me the most to understand myself better as well as the world itself, it is vipassana meditation. A wonderful habit of paramount importance for my well-being and professional performance.

Right now my mission is to share my knowledge towards education and design, across the globe. One of my beloved projects is to enhance identity and diversity in Colombia through integrative education, for economic development, cultural and social inclusion, and environmental conservation.

Positive lighting is the place where all the magic happens and where the creativity emerges, to foster change for benefit of many in our wonderful world.

Experice is a continuos learning process
Education

  • PhD candidate Sustainability Sciences
  • MA. Architectursal lighting design
  • BA Industrial and product design

Teaching

  • Lighting design module. TH Lübeck. Sustainable building construction techniques. 2022
  • Systems thinking: understanding the context and the hidden networks of life’s complexity. An opportunity to redesign our social and industrial systems. Leuphana University Lüneburg. Complementary Studies 2020,2021,2022
  • Cradle to Cradle, designing regenerative systems. Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd. Laborwoche 2020, Laborwoche 2021
  • Regenerative Design, The system’s view of life, cradle to cradle. Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano. Transdisciplinary research project 2021, 2022-

Academic mentoring

  • BA Thesis. Student: Kristina Kaden. “Familiarising with syntropic agriculture – An ethnographic study of and practical contribution to a hotel’s syntropic agroforestry system in Germany” Second supervisor. Leuphana University Lüneburg
  • BA Thesis. Student: Timo Velthaus. “Successor Science for our Successors? A literature review about the potentials of Feminist Standpoint Theory for Sustainability Science” Second supervisor. Leuphana University Lüneburg

Professional

  • Lighting-, Product- Designer, Researcher, and Sustainability consultant. Positive Lighting. Lüneburg, Germany
  • Diaspora Expert, education. GiZ. Colombia-Germany
  • Lighting designer. CPA Lichtkonzept, Oktalite, Die Lichtplaner. Germany
  • Owner and designer. Durazno keep designing. Bogotá, Colombia
the blog
events

Media

Interview with edusimbiotic
(Spanish)

Understanding life as a dynamic system to foster positive change in our daily lives.

Podcast episode There’s no labels
(Spanish)

A conversation regarding the problems of recycled polyester and the importance of a systemic vision

Online Conference UTADEO (Spanish/English)

The cradle to cradle concept, design opportunities, and the role of Colombia as a change maker country.