Study Group on Environmental Colour Design

SG ECD – Call for Contributions

2023 Meeting of the Study Group on Environmental Colour Design (SG ECD) of the International Colour Association (AIC)


Date: Tuesday, 28 November 2023, 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm (75 minutes) 

Venue: AIC 2023 Congress, The Riverie by Katathani, Chiang Rai, Thailand 


Theme: The role of theory and practice in environmental colour design  

Theme description: This ECD meeting will focus on the discussion of the different roles and relationships between theory and application. We will inquire into what theory is in environmental colour design and what application means. Is theory completely detached from practical experience? Or, is it an ideal abstraction of observations that emerge from practice and experience? In other words, is theory fundamental to the practice of environmental colour design? What is applied theory? Do we apply a methodology, rules or regulations? Is it merely a matter of conducting an investigative analysis of a natural and urban environment? Or is it more about carrying out an analysis and synthesis to create colour palettes and colour schemes for the application in a space or on mobile devices? That is, can practice be completely detached from theory? Does practice entail entirely different concepts that have nothing to do with the application of academic models and theoretical frameworks? The aim of this meeting is to disentangle the complexity and understand the different roles that theory, application, and practice hold.


Language: English


Format: Short oral presentation. Depending on the number of participants, the allotted time for the short oral presentation is 3 to 6 minutes. We will keep you informed. The total number of presentations is limited.


Abstract: Submit an abstract of 300-500 words using the template below, or download it from the SG ECD website, click here. The abstract is mandatory for a contribution as a short oral presentation in the SG ECD meeting. If you have an oral presentation accepted for the main conference, you will not be considered for a presentation at the SG ECD meeting. We will notify you if your abstract is accepted for presentation in the SG ECD meeting as soon as possible.


Cost: Free for all registered AIC 2023 attendees.  




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Verena M. Schindler, Chair

AIC Study Group on Environmental Colour Design


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