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Federico Favero

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I defended my PhD entitled "Light Rhythms" in April 2024. The project has been supported by Svensson Stiftelse and KTH and it was hosted at KTH EECS, Division of Media Technology and Interaction Design - MID, under the supervision of Prof. Roberto Bresin, and co-supervised by Ass. Professors Ute Besenecker and Arne Lowden, SU.

My research interest lies in the question: how do people feel and behave in an illuminated space? This question includes the effect of light in architecture and its impact on human perception, affect, motion, acute or circadian responses, and ultimately well-being. I study these responses using a multidisciplinary approach, merging qualitative and quantitative methods from psychology and behavioural studies, and I use an integrative lighting design approach that combines artificial lighting and daylight in architecture and the built environment, indoors and outdoors.

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 the Lighting Design Unit from 2014 to 2015 and Programme Director of the Master in Architectural Lighting Design from 2014 to 2019. From the autumn 2024 I will resume the position of Programme Director (PA). 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.

I am currently course responsible of the Master Thesis course, AF270X and the Light and Science course, HS2010. I am involved in the St.Eriks Eye Hospital Post Occupancy Evaluation (2024–26).

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.


Examensarbete inom ljusdesign, avancerad nivå (AF270X), kursansvarig, lärare | Kurswebb

Ljus och människa (HS2007), lärare | Kurswebb

Ljus och rum-inomhusbelysning (HS2009), lärare | Kurswebb

Ljus och rum-utomhusbelysning (HS2008), examinator, lärare | Kurswebb

Ljus och teori (HS2010), kursansvarig, lärare | Kurswebb

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