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AIC2023 Updates

We are thrilled to share some exciting updates about the 15th Congress of the International Colour Association (AIC2023) hosted by the Color Society of Thailand and the International Colour Association. Get ready for an unforgettable experience in the beautiful city of Chiang Rai, Thailand, from November 28 to December 2, 2023!

Here is what you can look forward to at AIC2023 - Conference Highlights:

  • Special lectures from esteemed invited speakers and keynote speakers.

  • Engaging in oral and poster sessions covering various colour science and design topics.

  • The opportunity to participate in The Colour Group (GB)'s Robert W G Hunt International Poster Awards, with three awards for the best poster presentation.

  • Pre-Conference Workshops (November 27):

    Workshop 1 - Cultivating Calm and Focus: Join Petronio Bendito as he introduces cognitive processes and tools for cultivating calm and focus. Experience a color-coded visual neurofeedback system through a media art project.

    Workshop 2 - Water Color Painting: Discover Suphawat Hiranthanawiwat's unique watercolor techniques for achieving dynamic tonal depths in your paintings. Do not miss this chance to master the art of watercolour painting!

Limited Seats Available for Workshops: seats for the workshops are limited, with only 30 available. Seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis. Ensure your spot by reserving it now through this link

For more information, updates, and news about AIC2023, please visit our official website at or contact us at

We cannot wait to welcome you to Chiang Rai, Thailand, for AIC2023, where the world of colour science and design awaits! Get ready for an enriching and inspiring experience!

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AIC Executive Committee 2024-2025 Elections

The final slate of candidates for AIC Executive Committee elections, for the three available places:

1. one position for the Vice-President;
2. one position for the Secretary/Treasurer;
3. one position for an Ordinary EC member,

has been published today on the AIC website home page.

The elections will be held on November 30 at the AIC General Assembly during the AIC2023 15th Congress. The Regular Member Association must communicate to the Secretary / Treasurer of the AIC the name of their member delegated to vote.


AIC Study Group on Arts and Design (AD)

AIC2023 - Study Group on Arts and Design Workshop

Thailand, Chiang-Rai
December 1, 16:00-17:15
Theme: Colour research impacts in the Art and Design fields

Dear colour researchers, if you are attending the AIC Congress and would like to join us for the workshop, please email us at


1. Invited lecture, "Colour research impacts in Design praxis: An analysis of academia and industry approaches to colour".
Speaker: Cristina Caramelo Gomes

2. Presentation of 2nd SGAD Virtual Exhibition of Arts and Design
Curators: Maria João Durão and David Briggs, in collaboration with the Colour and Light Research Group-CIAUD-School of Architecture, University of Lisbon, the Portuguese Colour Association, and the Colour Society of Australia

3. Discussion within the group

Workshop Attendance: free with AIC 2023 registration

AIC Study Group in Environmental Color Design

Color Research & Application
Vol. 48, No. 5, September/October 2023

Special Issue Editor: Verena M. Schindler

This Special Issue on Environmental Colour Design celebrates the 40th anniversary of the AIC Study Group on Environmental Colour Design (1982-2022). Enjoy reading the editorial and the 18 articles by authors from 15 countries! The cover image is based on Jean-Philippe Lenclos' methodology, “The Geography of Color”, and represents the initial stage of his Le Morayshire, Scotland analysis. Photo René Robert.

AIC Study Group on the Language of Colour (SGLC)

Call for papers on Color Cognition: A Special Collection in Color Research & Application

Special Collection Editors:
A. Prof. Dimitris Mylonas, Chair SGLC, Northeastern University London, UK
Prof. Galina Paramei, Co-Chair SGLC, Liverpool Hope University, UK
Prof. Jules Davidoff, Goldsmiths College, UK

Colour cognition examines the complex relationship between colour perception, language and culture. This Special Collection aims to explore multiple aspects of colour cognition, presenting cutting-edge research, theoretical frameworks, and innovative applications. Potential submission topics include colour discrimination and naming, categorisation, cross-cultural differences, colour memory, developmental studies, and semantics and semiotics of colour. We encourage contributions from diverse fields such as psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, anthropology, philosophy and computer science.


Argentina - Grupo Argentino del Color

Activities carried out during 2023

A series of meetings are being held with colour associations and colour groups from various Latin American countries. The aims are to foster ties between the different groups and publicise the work and research on colour science, education, art and design. So far, three meetings have been carried out. In the last one, Anna Rezende (Brazil), Georgina Ortiz (Mexico), José Luis Caivano (Argentina), and Alfonso Claros (Bolivia) spoke about their main interests and exhibited their recent lines of colour research. Before that, on September 1, Elisa Cordero (Chile), Andrea Suárez (Uruguay), and Carlos Mario Rodríguez (Colombia) spoke about their work. The meetings will continue to be held on the first Friday of every month. 

Additionally, the Grupo Argentino del Color sponsored an activity organised by the Color Institute of the School of Architecture, Urbanism, and Design, at the National University of Cordoba, with the participation of more than 180 students, in coordination with the Morphology 3 Chair and EdifiCor, a media company. The workshop, held last May 2023, consisted of the analysis and interpretation of the environmental colour of an urban sector, its chromatic arrangement, syntax, and inferences about the possible factors or reasons for its origins. The intervention and chromatic construction were possible thanks to materials provided by EdifiCor, such as Venetian tiles, ceramics, and porcelain tiles. The students’ works were exhibited in the Cabildo (old Town Hall) of Córdoba 450 years after its foundation.

Next: Jornadas Nacionales del Color 2023 en Mar del Plata

This relevant event will be organised in Mar del Plata city on November 17-18, 2023: the Jornadas Nacionales del Color 2023, an interim colour meeting (after the 14th national colour meeting held in 2022). 

Information about the event: http:/

Australia - Colour Society of Australia

"Creating Colour" webinar series

"Creating Colour" is a series of CSA webinars intended for ambitious beginner painters through to professional artists who want a better understanding of the technical properties of their media. Recordings of the first three sessions are available: an introduction to pigments and binders by Ulysses Jackson, a guide to paint mixing by Jean Pretorius, and a survey of dyes by Mark Liu. Up next is a session on digital painting in early 2024. The series organisers are Jean Pretorius and Veronica Colvin.

Finland - Suomen Väriyhdistys Svy Ry

Dyeing with natural dyes accepted into the Finnish National Inventory of Living Heritage

Based on proposals by the Finnish Heritage Agency, the Ministry of Education and Culture accepted on October 9, Dyeing with Natural Dyes among the 22 new proposals to the Finnish National Inventory of Living Heritage. The Finnish Heritage Agency is in charge of inventorying living heritage as part of the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. The proposal was made jointly by The Finnish Dyers' Guild, The Craft Museum of Finland and The Finnish Colour Association.

France - Centre Français de la Couleur

The Real Colors and Cultures Conference

The Real Colors and Cultures Conference organised by the Institut de recherche en langues et littératures européennes (ILLE) will take place in Mulhouse (FR) and Dornach (CH) from April 23 to 25, 2024.

The conference's call for papers – in English or French – is open until November 30, 2023.

Information about the event:

Italy - Associazione Italiana Colore

Color Conference 2023

The Color Conference 2023 took place on September 15-16 in Lecco, Como Lake. The two days of conference sessions showcased three plenary lectures by the invited speakers, Andrew Stockman, Christopher Bauder and Raimondo Schettini, and more than 60 presentations providing perspectives from various academic and professional backgrounds. In addition, Gaetano Pesce, in connection with New York, received the Color Award 2023.

Switzerland - pro colore

Special Event - Red, Green and Blue
Date: November 2, 2023, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Architekturforum Zürich, Zollstrasse 115, 8005 Zurich, Switzerland
The Swiss Association for Color invites you to a live demonstration of an innovative RGB printing method and a roundtable discussion with experts who deal with colour phenomena daily. With Ralf Studer (pro colore, moderator), Lorenz Boegli (screen printer), Marco Ganz (artist), Patricia von Ah (photographer and filmmaker), Marcus Pericin (colour-light expert), Thomi Wolfensberger (lithographer).

6th Meeting: Lecture & Workshop
Color design for wellbeing, productivity and creativity

Date: November 24 2023, 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Latrace Studio, Vonmattstrasse 42a, 6003 Lucerne, Switzerland
Dr. Ines Klemm will show that colour is an essential link between food, people and the environment. Colours make energy states visible and nourishing, energising and information carriers in food, pigments and pixels.


Color Marketing Group

2023 CMG Virtual Summit Connect


CMG Summit Connect is a transformative four-day virtual experience. The event brings together professionals from the global colour community to gain valuable insights into CMF (colour, material, and finish) forecasting and application through a series of workshops and educational sessions. Attendees will explore the latest trends, techniques, thinking, and innovations, fostering meaningful discussions, idea exchange, and potential collaborations. Presentation topics include Trend Tracking, CMF, and Designing for Identity.


CCSJ on Scopus

The GdC - Associazione Italiana Colore proudly announces that the Color Culture and Science diamond open Journal founded in 2014 has also earned Scopus acceptance. This achievement validates years of dedicated research, rigorous peer reviews, and unwavering commitment to colour culture and science. CCSJ will soon feature in Scopus, expanding its global audience. This inclusion acknowledges the Journal's interdisciplinary contributions, fostering rich discourse on colour. We remain dedicated to upholding the highest academic standards and facilitating the dissemination of groundbreaking research. We thank all our authors and reviewers and look forward to celebrating future milestones together.

New book: Rose. Une couleur aux prises avec le genre, by Kévin Bideaux

Researcher in arts and gender studies, Kévin Bideaux looks back on the artistic, political and sociocultural history of the colour pink which has become a gendered technology.

Published on October 20, 2023, with Éditions Amsterdam (book in French).

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