Francesca Bastianini (she/her) is a Venezuelan born Architectural Lighting Designer based in Brooklyn, and a Founding Principal of Sighte Studio. The Studio is committed to a practice that folds education, research, and community engagement into design. This includes an ongoing Lumen Award winning research and advocacy project focused on the nighttime lighting conditions of the Gowanus neighborhood and analyzing the impacts of rezoning and development. She is a former fellow with the Van Alen Institutes Gowanus Neighborhood Design Fellowship, partnered with Dark Matter University. In addition to her work on lighting projects and research, Francesca is an adjunct faculty member in the School of Constructed Environments at Parsons The New School, where she teaches lighting in the MFA program.