Paper in proceedings, 2012

Colour and light have largely been considered as belonging to two different fields of knowledge, having disparate theoretical, terminological and methodological traditions. This creates a ground for misunderstandings and obstructs a fruitful interdisciplinary and interprofessional collaboration. A survey over international research literature from 2006 -2011 shows that there has been only little research on the spatial interaction between colour and light, but that the interest for this area has recently increased. The interdisciplinary Nordic research project SYN-TES: Human colour and light synthesis. Towards a coherent field of knowledge was carried out during 2010-11. Colour and light experts from Nordic universities and companies investigated different aspects of the spatial interaction between colour and light and its importance for human beings. This paper deals with the general learnings from the process. Specific results are presented in other papers at this conference.


Karin Fridell Anter

Harald Arnkil

Leif Berggren

Monica Billger

Chalmers, Architecture

Pär Duwe

Johanna Enger

Anders Gustafsson

Cecilia Häggström

Yvonne Karlsson

Ulf Klarén

Thorbjörn Laike

Johan Lång

Barbara Matusiak

Anders Nilsson

Svante Pettersson

Helle Wijk

University of Gothenburg

Proceedings for Interim Meeting of the International Colour Association (AIC); AIC 2012 “In Color We Live: Color and Environment”, 22 – 25 September 2012, Taipei, Taiwan

80 - 83

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Building Futures (2010-2018)

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Civil Engineering

Building Technologies

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