Dipali Shirsat is founder of The Visual Poetry, a lighting design practice based in Dubai, U.A.E. Coming from an artist background, she did her Bachelor in Architecture from Mumbai University, India & specialization, M.Sc. in Lighting Design from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
Passionate about light & lighting design, her ongoing research focuses on the non-visual sense and developing lighting practices with an inclusive design approach. The research was presented at the Digital Led Professional Symposium 2020 and shortlisted for the Society of Light & Lighting (S.L.L, U.K) Young Lighter 2020 award. The research article was featured in Institution of Lighting Professionals, U.K (ILP) Journal where she co-authored the article with David Gilbey.
Dipali was featured recently in ARC magazine for her research on Multisensory Design. She won the Silhouette Awards in 2022 which recognizes top young lighting designers among the industry.
Dipali is an affiliate member of the CIBSE, UK and licensed Architect at C.O.A, India.
Blog-writer for Women in Lighting R.A.W Series and a core member of The Lighting Police Project; Dipali is always open to collaborating with creative minds.