Mahdis Aliasgari/IR/ES

Dancing with wolves

Presentation date: 26. October
Presentation time: 11:15

Understanding client expectations and “reframing” the design objectives before diving into the concept design can dramatically change the value proposition for the lighting. Mahdis Aliasgari’s paper draws on a condensed hands-on collaborative design workshop format referred to as Foreshadowing, developed as part of Lighting Design Collective’s proprietary research programme. The purpose is to actively engage all the stakeholders in the project when defining a design brief, allowing them to dream freely about light and its role. Although the discussion sheds light on including the end user, the focus will remain on the project team and the client.

Introduced by

Mahdis Aliasgari/IR/ES, Lighting Design Collective

Mahdis Aliasgari studied Architecture in Tehran/IR and gained her Master at the Art & Architecture University in Tehran. She continued her studies on Lighting Design and graduated from KTH University in Stockholm/SE with a Master’s degree in 2013. Mahdis also worked as a research assistant at The Interactive Institute of Sweden (RISE) in Stockholm, where she explored Design Anthropology, Participatory Design and Social Innovation, which has had a significant influence on her field of research and her design career.

In 2015, she joined Lighting Design Collective Madrid as a lighting designer and design researcher. She has been involved in a wide variety of lighting design projects in different countries as well as an EU-founded Horizon2020 research programme. In 2019 she has started collaborating with IED Madrid (Instituto Europeo de Design) on a Master’s course in Creative Lighting Design.

Mahdis is interested in how the built/designed world can influence the way people engage with each other. This can be from a micro scale linked with product design to the macro scale of urban planning.