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  • Date and time: Wednesday 2 November 2022, 4pm to 5.30pm
  • Location: In-person and online
    Room PZA/021, Piazza Building, Campus East, University of York (Map)
  • Audience: Open to alumni, staff, students, the public
  • Admission: Free admission, booking not required

Event details

York Sociology Seminar Series

This presentation initiates discussion about how a colour-conscious approach to place might be explored. After a brief introduction to debates about the nature and perception of colour, Tim will examine the associations of certain places with distinctive colours. He will then discuss the persistent chromophobia that continues to influence western approaches to designing places but argue that this is changing with the advent of a vast array of coloured products and the heightened commercial use of colour. The talk concludes by looking at four innovative examples that bypass orthodox design and commercialism in bestowing place with inventive colour designs that challenge our perceptual, affective and cultural engagements.

Snacks and drink will be provided based on Bring Your Own Cup policy.

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James Cummings