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International Summer University 2017

Colour in the Elements;
Elements of Colour

August 20 - September 1, 2017

Venue: Lötschental and Dornach, Switzerland
Languages: English and Mandarin Chinese


This year's International Summer University will focus on one of the ongoing themes at the Research Institute: colour!

We will spend the first week in the Alpine valley of Lötschental with the theme Colour in the Elements, working with methods for observation of colour phenomena in nature.

The second week, entitled Elements of Colour, will be held at the Glashaus, home of the Research Institute in Dornach, where we will take this work further with aspects of colour that can be explored through experimentation. We will make use of the Experiment COLOUR exhibition, developed at our Institute several years ago, which will be open at this time in Basel with additional phenomena and new exhibits.

The International Summer University is organized and led by the faculty of the Research Institute. It is open to students, scholars and anyone interested in a scientifc approach to colour.

Johannes Kühl, Laura Liska and Matthias Rang are responsible for the programme.

Colour in the Elements;
Elements of Colour

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If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the  secretariat.