Color as temporary tool of urban regeneration

  • Cristina Boeri Polytechnic of Milano
  • Daniela Calabi Polytechnic of Milano
  • Mario Bisson Polytechnic of Milano
Keywords: color design, urban regeneration, perceptive and social requalification, design of the territory, public art


The contribution presents the reference framework and the first results of a research aimed at exploring and experimenting intervention strategies and solutions that address the issue of urban regeneration of critical places within the city, enhancing the possibilities to intervene easily, quickly and temporarily through color in a relationship of dialogue with the specificities of the territory and the local identities. Color, a design component transitory by nature and linked to the ‘superficial’ aspects of the existing, presents itself as a privileged tool of intervention, generating results of great visual impact at relatively sustainable costs, in a sensitive and dynamic process of adaptation to the rapid needs that characterize the contemporaneity.

Author Biographies

Cristina Boeri, Polytechnic of Milano

Architect, PhD, she coordinates and carries out teaching and research activities for the Colour Lab of the Department of Design. She is Adjunct Professor of Color and Perception at the School of Design.

Daniela Calabi, Polytechnic of Milano

Associate Professor at the Department of Design. She is a member of the DCxT (Design della Comunicazione per il Territorio) Research Group, which is now focusing on transmedia systems for the communication of the identity of places.

Mario Bisson, Polytechnic of Milano

Associate Professor at the Department of Design, he teaches in the School of Design from 1996. He is scientific director of the Colour Lab of the Department of Design from 2000.


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How to Cite
Boeri, C., Calabi, D. and Bisson, M. (2018) “Color as temporary tool of urban regeneration”, AGATHÓN | International Journal of Architecture, Art and Design, 4(online), pp. 243-250. doi: 10.19229/2464-9309/4302018.
Design | Research & Experimentation
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