PhD project: Exploring an Experimental and Material-based Colour Design Practice

On this website I present my PhD project in progress. I keep a journal you can access from the menu and I upload a selection of writings as the project move ahead. You can also follow the project on instagram.

The PhD ‘Exploring an experimental and material-based colour design proces’ questions the relevance of classical colour theory for the designer. With the project, I investigate how elements from classical colour theory and aesthetic theory of atmosphere can form both the basis for the development of an experimental and material-based colour design practice and the basis of a contemporary colour terminology using harmony and atmospheres as perspectives to analyse and discuss the designed colour combinations. The PhD project is funded by Independant Research Fund Denmark and situated in the Lab for Social Design at Design School Kolding. The project runs from the 1st of january 2021 to the 31st of december 2023.

I hope you will find colour, design processes and colour teaching as fascinating as I do.

Enjoy; Maria Høgh-Mikkelsen