The article presents the theoretical framework and the operational concepts of a research, finalised to explore and verify the prerequisites of an approach to urban colour that, while recognising to colour the flexible as well as transient capacity to respond to the successive and multiple demands that characterise the urban space, sees a possible way of coexisting between the needs of continuity and renewal. Searching to understand the modalities and possibilities through which colour can intervene in the processes of transformation of the city in order to support both the needs of resignification and reappropriation and those of conservation and enhancement of the vital identity of each single place, the research have looked on one side to the experiences gained within the colour plans and Lenclos’ geography of colour and on the other side to the different and diversified experiences developed within the idea and practice of placemaking, aimed at the recognition and enhancement of the collective and plural creative dimension that colour seems effectively able to interpret. The term “color loci placemaking” was introduced to summarize this mode/possibility of understanding and approaching urban colour, characterised especially by the attention for the specificity of each single place and the human factor underpinning place-experience.

Color loci placemaking: The urban color between needs of continuity and renewal

C. Boeri
2017

Abstract

The article presents the theoretical framework and the operational concepts of a research, finalised to explore and verify the prerequisites of an approach to urban colour that, while recognising to colour the flexible as well as transient capacity to respond to the successive and multiple demands that characterise the urban space, sees a possible way of coexisting between the needs of continuity and renewal. Searching to understand the modalities and possibilities through which colour can intervene in the processes of transformation of the city in order to support both the needs of resignification and reappropriation and those of conservation and enhancement of the vital identity of each single place, the research have looked on one side to the experiences gained within the colour plans and Lenclos’ geography of colour and on the other side to the different and diversified experiences developed within the idea and practice of placemaking, aimed at the recognition and enhancement of the collective and plural creative dimension that colour seems effectively able to interpret. The term “color loci placemaking” was introduced to summarize this mode/possibility of understanding and approaching urban colour, characterised especially by the attention for the specificity of each single place and the human factor underpinning place-experience.
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