AIC 2019 Midterm Meeting 2019

AIC Midterm Meeting 2019, Color and Landscape

14-17 October 2019, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Call for papers

You are invited to participate and submit abstracts related to “Color and Landscape”. The theme covers different aspects of the landscape, including visions, constructions and configurations. The concept of landscape has a double existence: the observer and what is observed. It can be thought of as having natural and social configurations; a product of actions and interactions of nature and humans; a perception by a social group and individuals. The landscape has an objective and subjective character; it is a social and cultural construction, a visual reality and a mental image, a transformation from the idea of terrestrial surface to that of identity in a society. Color and landscape can be described, written, perceived, drawn, painted, remembered, lived, walked, traveled, thought of, colored, represented, prefigured, created, designed, inhabited, symbolized, transformed … from literary, physical, pictorial, cultural, patrimonial, archaeological, anthropological, psychological, historical, philosophical, aesthetic, sociological, geographical, topographic, or epistemological points of view, among others.

Submissions will be accepted in any of these orientative fields and topics:

Fields Topics
Landscape design


Lighting design

Urban planning










Color in urban landscapes

Color in urban furniture

Color in urban trees

Color in transportation

Color in natural landscapes

Color in virtual landscapes

Color and cultural landscapes

Color in industrial landscapes

Color identity & color heritage

Color and tourism

Color descriptions in literature

Color in landscape painting

Color and urban art

Crop detection by color

Color in aerial photography

Color in satellite images

Color in geography

Color coding in maps

Digital color

Color under the sea

Color changes according to season

Color changes according to latitude

Color changes along day and night

Color in horticulture and gardening

Color of flowers

Color of the sky

AIC Study groups
Language of color

Arts and design

Color education

Environmental color design

Color vision & psychophysics


Submission procedure

See the details and steps for submission at:

The selection and peer reviewing of abstracts are carried out by the international scientific committee:

Experience Colours! was a great success

The event Experience Colours!, a collaborative effort of the Aalto University’s Experience Platform, The Finnish Colour Association and the Aalto Colour Research Group, attracted an audience of 250 people to the Espoo City Theatre, the venue of this afternoon-long event on 7 November 2018. The topics of the presentations included the role of memory in colour constancy, the planning of colours in new residential areas, new nanomaterials for producing structural colours, the effects of light and colour on health, The NCS as an aid in colour education and research, fashion and colours in Early Modern Europe, colour trends of Chanel lipsticks and the history of the Coca-Cola red brand colour. Keynote speaker Richard Misek gave a talk, with film excepts, about colour in cinema from very early days of the art form to the present. The afternoon was rounded off by a get-together with refreshments in the theatre foyer, where the audience could also enjoy an exhibition of colourful dresses by Aalto University’s fashion and theatre costume design students. What a great event to brighten up the darkest time of the year!

Photos by Verneri Salonen, Kati Winterhalter, Ilona Huolman and Sini Vihma


Experience Colour!

Experience Colour!

A cross-disciplinary event of the Aalto Experience Platform

Organized in collaboration with the Aalto Colour Research Group and Suomen väriyhdistys/the Finnish Colour Association

Wednesday 7thNovember 2018 at 1 PM to 7 PM

Espoo City Theatre/Espoon kaupunginteatteri, Revontulihalli, Revontulentie 8, Tapiola, Espoo

Sign up here by 23 October.


1 – 2.30 PM

  • Harald Arnkil (Aalto ARTS): The Many Levels of Colours Experience
  • Maria Olkkonen, Assistant Professor, University of Durham: Color perception and memory
  • Olli Ikkala (Aalto SCI): Plasmonic Colours and Structural Coloration
  • Leena Tähkämö (Aalto ELEC): Colour andLighting
  • Saara Pyykkö (Aalto ARTS):Colours in the Built Environment
  • Kennet Vrågård, NCS Colour AB: The Natural Colour System NCS in Education and Research
  • Coffee Break

3 – 5 PM

  • Keynote talk:Richard Misek, University of Kent, School of Arts: Colour in Cinema
  • Paula Hohti (Aalto ARTS): Colours in Renaissance Clothing
  • Noora Yau (Aalto CHEMARTS) and Konrad Klockars (Aalto CHEM): Bioshine: Science and Design collaboration towards sustainable iridescent colour
  • Hélène de Clermont-Gallerande: CHANEL Parfums Beauté: Colours of cosmetics
  • Mikko Hakkarainen, Miltton Creative: Coca-Cola red – the brand’s second secret formula: its significance, impact and allure

5 – 9 PM

  • Networking


Sales Manager Leif Wikgren gets Finnish Colour Association’s Iiris Prize

Sales Manager Leif Wikgren gets Finnish Colour Association’s Iiris Prize

The Finnish Colour Association’s Iiris 2018 was awarded to Leif Wikgren, Sales Manager at Oy Mitaten Finland Ab, for his long career in the measurement of colour and light. Colour and light have meant much more than just an employment for Leif Wikgren. During his long career he has transferred knowledge about colorimetry, photometry and measurement of surface quality to countless clients, students and professionals in Finland and the Nordic countries. Leif Wikgren worked first for some ten years under various companies in the photography business until in 1994 he founded together with Peter Korhonen Oy Mitaten Finland Ab. Leif Wikgren’s expertise has been called upon in many ways. He is a founding member of Suomen väriyhdistys, The Finnish Colour Association, and was instrumental in creating a modern colorimetric definition for the colours of the Finnish national flag. In recent years Leif Wikgren has devoted himself to disseminating information about the interaction of colour and illumination.

FCA's Vice Chairman Harald Arnkil and Leif Wikgren

FCA’s Vice President Harald Arnkil and Leif Wikgren

The Iiris Prize

AIC international Colour Association has proposed that the Spring Equinox (21st March) should be celebrated as International Colour Day. The idea is to celebrate colour, to draw attention to it as a phenomenon uniting mankind and to highlight events and achievements associated with colour.

The Finnish Colour Association’s Iiris Prize is awarded annually on 21st March to a person or persons whose work or deed has created an outstanding colour experience or has noticeably improved the aesthetic appreciation, functionality or safety of people’s daily lives or environment. The work can involve fine art, design, architecture or environmental design or for example colour technologies such as photography, colorimetry or the printing process.

Leif Wikgren

Leif Wikgren


AIC Lisboa 2018 Abstracts Deadline Extension to 31 January 2018

AIC Lisboa 2018 Abstracts

Deadline Extension – January 31, 2018

Dear Researcher,

In response to numerous requests and due to the increased interest in AIC Lisboa 2018, we decided to extend our abstract submission deadline until January 31, 2018.

Nevertheless, we going to start the blind peer review process of all abstracts submited until the present date.

If you still have not participated, we invite you to submit an abstract in English with a minimum length of 400 words and maximum length of 500 words with 5 keywords.

Submission online:

Information concerning the AIC Student Paper Award:

Looking forward to receiving your contribution and to meeting you in Lisbon!

Yours sincerely,

Organizing Committee

Chair Prof. Dr. Margarida Gamito

Chair Prof. Dr. Maria João Durão |