Note: to attend a Study Group meeting within AIC 2022, you must register for at least one day. One day attendees do not have access to lecture recordings from AIC 2022.

Study Group for Environmental Colour Design (SG ECD)

Date: Wednesday, 15 June 2022, 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, ET)

Theme: The Future of Environmental Colour Design: The Conscious and the Unconscious

Chair: Verena M. Schindler

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Celebrate with us!

In 2022, the AIC Study Group on Environmental Colour Design (SG ECD) is celebrating its 40th anniversary! 


The theme of this ECD meeting, which will be held during the AIC 2022 “Sensing Colour” in Toronto, is the future of environmental colour design with a special focus on the conscious and the unconscious. Conscious environmental colour design is a mental process based on rational thoughts and colour concepts designed for interior spaces or exterior environments such as cities, villages, public and semi-public urban spaces, and architecture. Colour practice based on the conscious awareness of a site at a given time participates actively to the physical application of colour in a real-world context. The unconscious mind, however, reveals the emotional and atmospheric quality of a space. Unconscious colour impacts people’s perception and feelings, and evokes moods, atmospheres, ambiences, memories, and affective ties to a place. The transition between the conscious and the unconscious can be dichotomous or gradual. These kinds of explorations can lead to new theoretical and methodological approaches relevant to the future of environmental colour design.

Format: Employing a presentation format called PechaKucha, which means “chit chat” in Japanese, each presenter is allotted 20 slides with 20 seconds comment per slide, for a total 6 minutes and 40 seconds. 

Language: The language of the oral presentation is English.

Deadline: Before the conference (Expressions of interest as soon as possible).

Submit your abstract (300 words) and your short bio (2-3 lines) to: