COUNTDOWN TO AIC 2021
AIC 14th Congress Milano 2021
August 30th– September 3rd 2021
Ca’ Granda, Università degli Studi di Milano
Via Festa del Perdono, 7 – 20122 Milano, Italy
The Congress of the International Color Association (AIC) is a unique multidisciplinary event that brings together scholars and professionals from a wide range of fields. It has been held every 4 years since its inception in 1969 and in 2021, it will be hosted in Italy, for the first time, organized by the Associazione Italiana Colore. As is well known, color has been studied in depth for many centuries, contributing to its theoretical and scientific understanding that has led to significant developments in color culture and science applications; these, in turn, have had a remarkable impact on the wider socio-economic community. Hence, in this Congress, all the topics related to color are welcome and will be addressed.
The 14th AIC Congress in 2021 will be held at the historical Ca’ Granda building in downtown Milano. It is a Renaissance building, commissioned by the Duke of Milano, Francesco Sforza, as a public hospital, designed by the Florentine architect known as “il Filarete”. The construction began in 1456 continuing and expanding in the following years. During the Second World War, it was partially destroyed by bombing and the damages were repaired using the original materials, whenever possible. Its reconstruction is considered a masterpiece of conservative restoration. Since 1958, it has been the headquarters of the Università degli Studi di Milano.
The city of Milano, founded in 590 BC, is located in the Po Valley near the Alps and Lake Como. It is recognized as the world capital of Design and Fashion, as well as the center of Italian media, industry, finance, fair/exhibition, and trade. It is also a scientific and cultural center in which many areas of human activity are intertwined, as exemplified by the multidisciplinary model of the AIC. Milano, moreover, is an international and multi-ethnic city in which the Central European and Mediterranean cultures mix. Its museums and historic buildings host some of world’s masterpieces by renowned Italian artists from the Renaissance to the present. The most famous of them include the Last Supper of Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo’s Pietà Rondanini, among many others that can be admired in the Pinacoteca di Brera, the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, the Museo del Novecento, the Museo Poldi Pezzoli, the Castello Sforzesco, the Duomo, the Palazzo Reale, the Museo del Teatrale alla Scala, the TriennaleMuseo del Design Italiano, the Museo Nazionale della Scienza e Tecnologia “Leonardo da Vinci” and others. In addition to being a cultural hub, Milano is also the Italian capital of hospitality and host city for the 2015 Expo as well as for the Winter Olympic Games in 2026.
Milano, together with the Congress organizers, is ready to welcome to the 14th AIC Congress participants from all over the world, both as presenters and auditors, representing a variety of fields to explore together all the scientific and cultural themes of human activity in which color intervenes or assumes a prominent place.