How colour changed our way of seeing

RSA Event / Video / Online

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Online via YouTube

  • Design
  • Arts and society

Why does the Virgin Mary wear blue? Why do we associate black with mourning? What does green taste like? How does orange feel? How does colour define the world around us? 

We see colour everywhere we look. From the bright green of a soda can, the deep red of Valentine’s roses, to the green and black of power tools. But have you ever stopped to think why we associate certain colours with certain feelings, objects and flavours? We know that girls’ toys are often pink and boys’ are often blue, but why these colours? What is the social impact of these colour choices and who is making these choices for us?   

At the RSA, internationally renowned graphic designer Riccardo Falcinelli dives deep into the story of colour and how it has shaped the modern gaze, from the industrial revolution to the internet age.

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For those wishing to gather with friends or colleagues to watch in-person, this event will be live-streamed on The Steps in The Coffee House on the day of the event from 13:00.

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