SG ECD history

On the occasion of the Fourth AIC Congress in Berlin in 1981, Antal Nemcsics (Hungary) proposed the creation of a study group for colour dynamics that was finally consolidated at the AIC Interim Meeting in Budapest in the following year, as the “Study Group on Environmental Colour Design.” Anders Hĺrd (Sweden) served as the first chairman, and Lars Sivik (Sweden) as its first secretary. In 1989, Leonhard Oberascher (Austria) succeeded as chairman. In the period between 1998 and 2005, José Luis Caivano (Argentina) was chairman and Leonhard Oberascher co-chairman. In 2006, José Luis Caivano became AIC president (2006-2009) and a successor was elected from among three candidates in June 2005 after the Tenth AIC Congress in Granada. The members of the AIC Study Group on Environmental Colour Design and the subscribers of the colour mailing list were invited to vote by e-mail. Verena M. Schindler was elected as the new chair and her election was approved by the AIC Executive Committee. Since 2006, Verena M. Schindler is chairing the AIC Study Group on Environmental Colour Design. Leonhard Oberascher was a co-chair from 2006 to 2011.

Articles on the SG ECD History

José Luis Caivano. 2002. ‘A History of the International Colour Association Study Group on Environmental Colour Design from 1892 to 2002.’ In Proceedings of the AIC Interim Meeting, 29–31 August 2002, Maribor, Slovenia. Edited by Vera Golob, Slava Jeler and Zoran Stjepanovic. Available online:, ECD, History.

José Luis Caivano. 2005. ‘The Research on Environmental Colour Design: Brief History, Current Developments and Possible Future.’ In Proceedings of AIC Color 05, Tenth Congress of the AIC, Granada, Spain, 8–13 May 2005, Vol. 1, pp. 705–714. Available online: