Studium Generale Rietveld 2019-2020
Preliminary programme: Wednesday, January 15, 22; February 5, 12, 26; March 4, 11, 18, Rietveld Academie
Conference-festival & Rietveld Uncut:
March 25-28, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Relating (to) Colour
Colour… is new each time.
(Roland Barthes, 1975) 
Studium Generale Rietveld 2019–20 focuses on the history, politics, and perception of colour in creating and understanding aesthetic forms, social structures, and embodied experiences. Colour structures our daily life and our actions, our relationships with others and the spaces in which we live. Within different historical and cultural contexts, however, colours have very different symbolic, psychological, material, and socio-political meanings. Relating (to) Colour wants to see colour in art, science, technology, and life beyond the purely symbolic and aesthetic and not as self-evident or universal, but as a physical, material, cultural, and political phenomenon. We try to understand colour not only as visual, sensual, or textual but especially as a lived experience and relational concept that creates affect and agency.