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Federico Favero

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My main research interest is in the fundamental relation between space, light, time and human perception. This relation creates affect and emotions and can support well-being. I study these aspects using mixed methods, such as qualitative and quantitative tools and approaches from lighting design and daylighting in architecture, psychology, behaviour, and design experience.

Currently I am completing the papers and the dissertation of my PhD, preliminarily entitled: "Light Rhythms: daylight and lighting qualities for the design of future spaces". The project is financed by Svensson Stiftelse and KTH Lighting Design and it is based at KTH Media and Interaction Design - MID, under the supervision of Prof. Roberto Bresin.

I have worked at KTH Lighting Design Lab, a Division at KTH Architecture, since 2006, first as Assistant Teacher, then Lecturer and Examiner. I have been Head of Unit from 2014 to 2015 and Programme Director of the Master in Architectural Lighting Design from 2014 to 2019. In my time as Head of Unit and Programme Director I lead a team of five teachers and researchers and a cohort of external collaborators. We established new courses in lighting at KTH School of Architecture and I lead the process to gather academic and financial support to establish the first professorship in Lighting Design in Sweden, open in 2019. I am currently responsible of the Master Thesis course, AF270X. 

I have been the Director of the Light Symposium 2018 and 2015 in Stockholm and I have been nominated to the Lighting magazine 40Under40 2018 class.

I'm an IALD Educator and a Lighting Detective. I love light as much as I love a beautiful shadow.


Degree Project in Architectural Lighting Design, Second Cycle (AF270X), course responsible, teacher | Course web

Light and Science (HS2010), teacher | Course web

Light and Space-Indoor (HS2009), teacher | Course web

Light and Space-Outdoor (HS2008), examiner, teacher | Course web

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