The Colour Geographies project was kicked-off by a group of students from the Design Academy Eindhoven, mentored by Henriëtte Waal and Brecht Duijf from BuroBelèn. The group visited Arles and the Camargue, exploring the region’s colour palette, tales and potential.
Through a series of walks, studio visits and interactions with local experts, the students were able to extensively document their surroundings. They created local typologies of colour, mapping colour uses in Arles and the surroundings. Together with Stéphanie Allard and Benoît Dudognon from Atelier Papetier, they also experimented with vegetable and mineral hues, applying them on a variety of surfaces and materials.
The workshop results were assembled in a striking exhibition in the Méchanique building of the Parc des Ateliers. Colour experiments were arranged next to photographic surveys of the territory, laying the ground for further colour explorations.