Colour Your City is a global movement dedicated to transforming and enriching urban space with colour.
With global populations increasingly concentrated in cities and urban areas, there is a real need to ensure that these urban environments are as conducive to life and well-being as possible. Cities are complex networks, 'multi-authored' habitats, in need of constant renewal and care. At regular intervals we need to re-evaluate if urban space is serving the needs of its communities and enhancing vitality.
Colour impacts everything we do. It is a very powerful tool of language, expression, communication and connection. Everyone 'gets' colour, making it an accessible and potent tool.
Colour's versatility in application and approach, also makes it an ideal vehicle for civic participation. This participative action can be used to support the long-term interests of human activity in an area. Through coming together to add colour – in a myriad of ways – we can spark and create new creative possibilities for the area, foster a sense of local pride, improve communication and social cohesion.
Colour Your City is a participatory global movement that invites people and organisations to take action and add colour to their local spaces through paint, green-fingered gardening, craft, public art, public space design and fashion.
We invite you to look at your city as a canvas:
What's your vision?
How can you reimagine your city?
How can it be transformed with colour, be energised and serve community well-being?
We work with some of the most forward-thinking organisations in the urban space sphere, to use colour in a visionary and transformational way.
We transform space through site-specific collaborations with acclaimed artists. We offer end-to-end delivery from initial spatial assessment, to conceptual development, artist curation, commissioning, multidisciplinary team building, public engagement and impact studies.
We use colour to explore culture, place, history and identity. Our workshops are fun, playful and engaging. They can include multimedia community storytelling and using AR technology to reimagine space.
We explore colour as a tool of urban transformation. Physical, sensorial and aesthetic change within the cityscape, and also how the use of colour can impact social change, creativity and engagement.
If this all sounds good, and you’d like to be involved in upcoming projects and campaigns, or run your own project do get in touch.
We also welcome your comments and enquiries such as collaboration requests, submitting resources and media.
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