BioColour Splashes – Engaging with Materiality and Colour 17.8.2020 at Think Corner

Watch the recording of BioColour-project’s broad audience event ‘BioColour Splashes – Engaging with Materiality and Colour’. The event program dives into the themes of colour, materiality and biocolourants. How are the material nature of colour and its properties valued in different contexts? Are we for example expecting biodegradability and fixed colour at the same time? Welcome listen and discuss about natural dyes in a critical design perspective, their ageing and degradation in cultural heritage objects, and perspectives on sustainable colours in packagings.

Riikka Räisänen (BioColour Consortium Leader): Welcome and introductionProgram: Riikka Räisänen (BioColour Consortium Leader): Welcome and introduction (2:50)

Julia Lohmann (Professor of Practice in Contemporary Design, Aalto Univeristy/ BioColour) : Engaging with materiality and colour from design perspective (12:50)

Maarten van Bommel (Professor of Conservation Science/ University of Amsterdam): Ageing and degradation of natural dyes – the non-permanent nature of colours applied in cultural heritage objects (37:33)

Minna Autio (Professor of Home Economics, Univeristy of Helsinki/ BioColour): Consumers’ views on packaging, materials and colours – should the dye be recycled as well? (1:13:00)

Kai Lankinen (Executive Partner/ Marvaco): Marvaco – Increasing sustainability in packaging printing (1:34:00)

All the speeches are followed by audience questions.