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