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This project of the AIC Study Group on Environmental Colour Design is supported by the Embassy of France in Russia, Smolensk State University in Russia, and École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture Paris Val de Seine (ENSAPVS) in France.

Call for Papers

The French Period of Environmental Colour Design

Full paper submission deadline: 15 June 2019

Project description

In France in the 1960s a new way of applying colour at a monumental scale emerged whereby colour schemes covered entire building façades, residential development towers, new towns, industrial sites, and infrastructure. In short, colour became part of the urban and architectural project. A new generation of colour designers and colour consultants was not only at work in shaping the natural, built, and human environments, but also in reflecting and developing colour theories.

The aim of this project is to explore the work of renowned colour consultants working in France at this time such as France and Michel Cler, Jacques Fillacier, Victor Grillo, Bernard Lassus, André Lemonnier, Jean-Philippe Lenclos, Georges Patrix, Dan Reisinger, Fabio Rieti, and Ryoichi Shigeta. 

A further aim of this project is to investigate the influence these colour consultants also had in creating colour concepts and ambiences for urban spaces beyond France. This includes the worldwide impact they have had upon designers, artists, and researchers up to the present. For example, the Atelier Cler’s work included designing colour projects in Hong Kong, Vietnam, and the French West Indies. As well, since the 1970s, Jean-Philippe Lenclos has been realizing projects in Far East countries such as Japan, Korea, and China.

The third aim of this project is therefore to further analyze how the ideas, methodological approaches, concepts, and theories that emerged in the French context still prevail today. This entails investigating whether and how they have changed over time in response to the contemporary context, especially as shaped by new technologies. 

Details
The full paper includes an abstract (200–250 words), keywords (5), your manuscript, and a short biography of each author (150 words).
Please submit unpublished work only.
Length of full paper: 8–12 pages including images, tables, and references.
Format: Submit your paper in both WORD and PDF.
Please use the attached template that you can download at the bottom of this page.
Images: High-quality images are needed as separate files.
Language: English.
Full paper submission deadline: June 15, 2019 
Send your full paper by e-mail to SG ECD: ecd.studygroup@yahoo.com

Peer-Reviewed and accepted papers will be published by Smolensk State University Press in the book series "Social Transformations".

This project of the AIC Study Group on Environmental Colour Design is supported by the Embassy of France in Russia, Smolensk State University in Russia, and École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture Paris Val de Seine (ENSAPVS) in France.

The Editors: Verena M. Schindler, Yulia A. Griber, Martine Bouchier

Verena M. SCHINDLER is art and architectural historian, author, editor, and independent scholar, with Masters degrees from the University of Zurich (UZH), The Bartlett (UCL), and also in Fine Arts from the School of Art and Design, Lucerne University (HSLU). She was affiliated with Atelier Cler, Paris. She has worked at the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture (gta), and the Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich. Her research focuses on colour in architecture, urbanism, and the environment; the history of colour systems; colour in art; and, colour in cross-cultural contexts. She is co-chair of the AIC Study Group on Environmental Colour Design (SG ECD).  

Yulia A. GRIBER is Director of ColorLab and Professor of Sociology and Philosophy at Smolensk State University, Russia, where she graduated in linguistics. She also holds a degree in sociology from FU Hagen, Germany. She obtained her PhD in Philosophy from Moscow State Pedagogical University, and her post-doctorate in cultural studies from Saint-Petersburg State University of Culture and Arts, Russia. Her research focuses primarily on colour in culture, and colour in urban environments. She is co-chair of the AIC Study Group on Environmental Colour Design (SG ECD).

Martine BOUCHIER is Professor at Superior National School of Architecture Paris-Val-de-Seine (ENSAPVS), France, and researcher at the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS 7218), Habitat Research Centre (CRH), Architecture City Urbanism Environment Laboratory (LAVUE). She is also member of the Doctoral School (ED 395) “Spaces, Cultures and Societies of Past and Present”, Paris West, Nanterre. She is editor-in-chief of the book series “Crossborder(s)”, Archibooks. Her research focuses on visual culture of urban territories, as well as public space and democracy.

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Note: The ECD Book published in 2017 can be downloaded from the website of ColorLab, Smolensk State University Press (full-text version), 
http://color-lab.org/publikacii/ 

Citation: 

SCHINDLER Verena M. and Yulia A. GRIBER (Eds.) 2017. Environmental Colour Design: Theory and Practice. (Social Transformations 27). Smolensk State University Press, Smolensk. ISBN 978-5-88018-433-0 (English, French, German) 

Russian translation: (Social Transformations 28)



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