AIC 14th Congress in Milan

AIC 14th Congress 2021 – August 30th– September 3rd 2021 – now online!!

On January 5th the Gruppo del Colore – Associazione Italiana Colore in agreement with the AIC has decided to organize the AIC 14th Congress online.
The registration fee for the 5 days of the Congress has consequently been reduced.

The Call for papers is open and you are invited to submit your abstracts via EasyChair. Deadline for submissions is March 31, 2021.

A short video by Reiner Eschbach dealing with the color deficiencies starting from the fact the ‘color is not that simple’ is available at the following link.

Re-opening – Perseption Studio

Konstfack’s Perception Studio has for almost two decades given courses in light, colour, visual perception and spatial experience, and is unique in its kind. After a couple of years of reduced operations, we now want to celebrate a fresh start with a vernissage.

During Konstfack Research Week on January 27-31, students examine various aspects of light, color and visual perception, which are also related to several of the major issues facing humanity now. The result is presented with several lighting installations in the Perception Studio and adjacent studios.


This week we have fantastic colour and light installations to enjoy in Stockholm – light in the dark! The light installations are switched on at around 15.30 and light up well into the evening on 5-13 December.

Nobel Week Lights is a new way to celebrate this year’s Nobel Prize in Stockholm. Several of the lighting installations installed around the city are inspired by the Nobel laureates’ discoveries.

The Royal Opera

With dance and music, we have offered community for 250 years. We want to continue to do that – even during this dark period. So instead of shutting down when all activities have now stopped – we light up our house as a symbol of brighter times. A time when we can meet again in a dark salong filled with opera and ballet.

The lighting installation is created by Patrik Becker, Lighting, Sound and Video Manager and Hans Håkansson Lighting Master at the Royal Opera.

Take a digital tour to all installations

The Colours of Swedish Counties: Småland


This is the twelwth book in a series of Swedish Counties and their colours.  The authors interior designer Lena Anderson and human geographer Marja Lindblom give us a quick tour to  Huseby Bruk, Eksjö old wooden town, the Glas Country. and much more.

Previous books deal with Bohuslän, Gotland, Dalarna, Lappland, Närke, Skåne, Södermanland, Värmland, Västergötland, Uppland and Öland. Theese small books are intended as inspiration for diving into each province´s sights and activities, offering colour suggestions and functioning as tourist guides.

Texts in English and Swedish

More info at 

Deltag i Prisad Färg 2021

PRISAD FÄRG, instiftad av Stiftelsen Svensk Färgcentrum,  är en färgsättningstävling för studenter och nyexaminerade  inom konst, design och arkitektur,  Tävlingen sätter färgen i centrum och har tillkommit för: att skapa ett djupare intresse för och medvetenhet om färgens betydelse att lyfta fram hur vi kan använda färg att visa på goda exempel på färganvändning

PRISAD FÅRG, instituted by the Swedish Color Center Foundation, is a colour design competition for students and recent graduates in art, design and architecture.
The competition puts color at the center and intends to: create a deeper interest in and awareness of the importance of colour, to highlight how we can use colour to show good examples of colour use

Colour & Status

Color and color have always been used as a marker for social or professional status, rank and culture. Today, the concept of status is more complex, fast-moving and can differ markedly in different subcultures. Status can also describe a state, position or location.

Färg & Status

Färg och kulör har i alla tider använts som markör för social eller professionell status, rang och kultur. Idag är statusbegreppet mer komplext, snabbrörligt och kan skilja sig markant åt i olika subkulturer.  Status kan också beskriva ett tillstånd, position eller läge.


Teacher´s workshop – How to create colour education digitaly

Friday September 18th 2020
10.00 am-14.30 pm.

Join us in an inspiering workshop. Take part in the sharing of Swedish experiences (in Swedish) and listen to our guest speaker Ingrid Calvo Ivanovic

Sign up by mailing and you will get the full programme and the Zoom-link.

Guest lecturer

I12.45 pm – 1.30 pm
 ”Creating a Framework for Colour Education: Colour Design Training Itinerary”.
Ingrid Calvo Ivanovic, Color Researcher and Consultan, comes from the University of Chile in Santiago de Chile. She is currently completing her doctoral dissertation in Design Research at the Politecnico di Milano. She has worked with colour research, in colour studies and pedagogy, for more than 10 years full time.

Ingrid will give a presentation (in English) and then we will open up for a joint discussion about color teaching, methods, working methods, course content, purpose, goals, difficulties and opportunities to run color teaching, etc.

Bio-Depth – A dark and mystic colour palette

Explore the dark and mystic colour palette of Bio-Depth, one of the important colour trends for 2021+. from NCS Colour. This trend is inspired by a reaction to the dramatic change and uncertainty of the world. We realise that our well-being is much more important than materialism. Experiences are more important than consumption. We seek a purpose. 

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