Marco Palandella and Roberto Corradini

Self-running poster presentation:

“When emotions are aesthetic – a distinctive challenge for contemporary lighting design“

Marco Palandella is an independent lighting designer and a member of APIL.

Born in Casale Monferrato and trained as an electrical engineer, he worked for several years on projects of various scales in Italy and abroad.

Marco’s work as a lighting designer began with the illumination of projects of sites of historic and artistic interest, and public venues, which were awarded with important prizes and gained national recognition.

Marco is highly motivated, creative and has strong interpersonal and technical communication skills. He has been working in teams of architects and electrical engineers, ensuring an excellent collaborative and supportive environment.

His long experience with the Soprintendenza – government organisations devoted to the preservation of the artistic, architectural and archaeological heritage – has enabled him to further develop his skills and to handle effectively multiple projects within overlapping deadlines. From 2017 to 2019, he was also advisor to the Communication University of China in Beijing.

Marco is currently teaching Lighting in the Bachelor of Arts Interior Design programme at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland, SUPSI in Lugano/CH.

Roberto Corradini is an architect and an independent lighting designer.

Born in 1970, Roberto lives and works near Venice. He trained as an architect, and has practised for several years on various scale projects in Italy and abroad. He also has a Master’s degree in Lighting Design.

From 2006 to 2010, he collaborated with Consuline and worked on various lighting projects in China, South Korea and Cambodia. He has designed lighting for projects including exhibitions, museums, hotels, residential projects, churches, retail stores, landscapes and gardens, historic buildings and urban masterplanning.

Most recently, he has been guest lecturer in Russia, Iran, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, at the Venetian Association of Architects, at Friuli Venezia Giulia’s Association of Architects, and at Facoltà di Architettura Valle Giulia of La Sapienza’s Rome University. He also teaches how to design with light for CPD programmes and has published articles in Italian magazines dedicated to the culture of lighting. Since 2016 he has been the creative director of the Luci in Riviera’s Lighting Workshops.

In the architectural lighting field, his interests are focussed on exploring the ways that light affects peoples’ environments and creates different settings and moods. Roberto is a Registered Architect in Venice/I (Albo Architetti Provincia di Venezia) and devotes much time to the professional education of young lighting designers. He also works together with the Italian National Association for Standardisation UNI / CT 023 / GL 08 Technical Body for “Light pollution”.

Further interests: watercolour painting, travelling, literature, arts, history and scientific research.