Luma joined Publica in 2017, and has since carried out fieldwork studies, mapping, and analysis of urban research, as well as working across a number of public realm, masterplan and placemaking strategies. She is currently coordinating a public realm improvement scheme in East Mayfair and a feasibility study for the future of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal corridor in Pennine Lancashire.
Prior to working at Publica, Luma worked at Coop Himmelb(l)au in Vienna and at Public Works in London. In 2017, she coordinated the launch of ‘The Art of Being Civic’ at Tate Modern - an exhibition and symposium exploring modes of knowledge transfer in civic city making. Luma also worked as a research associate at Central Saint Martins on a project that looked at socially responsive design for safe and secure public space.
Luma trained in architecture at the University of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Art in London, where she was awarded a Distinction. She was nominated for the 2016 RIBA Presidents Medal Dissertation Prize and her thesis drawings featured in the RIBA Journal magazine. In 2020, Luma qualified as an architect from the Architectural Association in London.