Colour Interventions With Purpose

The International Colour Association (AIC) was held in Lisbon, 25-29 September 2018.

I am a member of the AIC Study Group on Environmental Colour Design which meets at each AIC conference.

At the meeting in Lisbon, I presented a paper to the group: ‘Colour interventions with purpose: Australia’. This paper reviewed recent colour interventions in Australia as well as buildings that feature colour aimed at encouraging and improving engagement, supporting orientation and wayfinding strategies and assisting with the safe operation of daily activities.

The conference had a packed schedule. Keynote speeches were delivered by leading academics, designers, artists and authorities on colour theory and application including: Professor Jose Luis Caivano, author and editor, University of Buenos Aires, Professor Byron Mikellides, author and editor, Oxford Brookes University, and architect Tomas Taveira.  Presenters also included Karin Fridell Anter, Harald Arnkil, Fiona McLachlan, Margarida Gamito, Verena Schindler, Stephen Westland and Saara Pyykko.

AIC-2018 – Information about AIC Colour Conference Lisbon is available here.

The image featured in this post is Fitzroy Crossing Renal Hostel, Central Australia, by Iredale Pederson Hook Architects.

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