Colour & Human Comfort
The aim of this Interim Meeting is to bring together a multidisciplinary group of specialists who use colour and light in practice or/and theory within a broad range of scientific, technological and artistic domains with a focus on human comfort.Fields & TopicsProgram & Speakers
City of Light
Lisbon, near the River Tagus mouth, is the capital of Portugal. The city enjoys a Subtropical‐Mediterranean climate with mild winters and warm to hot summers. The climate and the river proximity provide the city with a high quality light that enhances the colour of its buildings.
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
The Calouste Gulbenkian foundation is located in a green park, at a Lisbon central zone, with direct connection to the airport and public transports. All around the foundation, there are several hotels, that can provide accommodations for all the conference participants.All Locations
An iconic symbol
An ancient legend which connects the crow to St. Vincent, the patron saint of Lisbon, says that these birds had escorted the body of Saint Vincent since his death till his translation to Lisbon, on the 12th century. Since then, the crow has been considered the Lisbon guardian and has always been present in the city symbol.
Therefore, the crow was chosen as an iconic symbol for the graphic image of the International Conference AIC 2018. The bottom squares represent some of the determinant elements of Lisbon's historic identity, namely its glazed tiles and cobbled stones.
Portuguese Colour Association
The Portuguese Colour Association (Associação Portuguesa da Cor ─ APC) was founded on the 7th July of 2003, in the context of the Master Course in Colour in Architecture, at the Architecture Faculty of the Lisbon University.
At the 10th AIC International Congress (8/13 May), in Granada, The Portuguese Colour Association was accepted as regular member to the AIC, by unanimous vote of the Executive Committee.
At the 11th AIC Congress, Sydney several APC members presented papers and the International Colour Day was approved by proposal of the Portuguese Colour Association.