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:
|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
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
|Environmental color design
Color vision & psychophysics
See the details and steps for submission at: http://aic2019.org/submission-dates
The selection and peer reviewing of abstracts are carried out by the international scientific committee:http://aic2019.org/organization
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
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
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
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 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.
In June of next year, the ISCC and AIC are hosting a special, one-time only event to honor the legacy of Albert H. Munsell.
The Munsell Centennial Symposium
The year 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the incorporation of the Munsell Color Company as well as 100 years since the passing of Munsell. 2018 is also the 75th anniversary of the Munsell Renotations. In June of 2018, ISCC and AIC are hosting a special event in Boston to celebrate these milestones in the world of color.
The Munsell Centennial Symposium will take place from June 11-15, 2018 at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. MassArt was known as the Massachusetts Normal Art School when Munsell graduated and taught there for over 30 years.
Call for Poster Papers
The Munsell 2018 Organizing Committee invites submissions of poster papers that feature the history, evolution, state-of-the-art, and future directions for Munsell’s system and systems inspired by Munsell as well as other approaches to solving similar problems in science, art, industry and education.
Poster submissions on topics that will enhance the themes of the invited presentations are especially encouraged. See the attached Program at a Glance.
Deadline for submission of abstracts is December 15, 2017.
Notification will be February 9. 2018.
See the PDF flyer below and go to the event website Munsell2018 for more detailed information.
Please share the Call for Poster Papers with all your contacts who might be interested in joining us in Boston next summer to celebrate the pioneering contributions of Albert H. Munsell to the science, art and industry of color.
If you would like to receive email updates about this special event be sure to sign up on the mailing list on the website.
We hope to see you in Boston in June!
Co-Chairs, Munsell 2108 Organizing Committee
ISCC/AIC Munsell Centennial Symposium.