leni schwendinger

Leni Schwendinger is a published, award-winning authority on the many issues of nighttime urbanism, or cities at night. She has more than 20 years of international experience creating illuminated environments. This work is shared through Leni’s public speaking and envisioning engagements, including “NightSeeing™, Navigate Your Luminous City” program–in Australia, cities in the Global South, North and U.S. In practice, her projects focus on infrastructure, and public art at sites such as subways and underpasses (NYC), bridges in Scotland and Canada, among others. She is currently directing a startup, International Nighttime Design Initiative, to establish an after-dark, design-focused discipline based on improving safety, public health and economic vitality. In addition, Leni is a Visiting Research Fellow at the London School of Economics, a Design Trust for Public Space Fellow (NYC) and recently served as a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Portland (US) State University Department of Architecture.