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Colour as Place Identity: A Case Study of Leicester

How does colour contribute to constructing place identity in urban environments?

– What frameworks can help to define colour identity of place?

– Why are multiple perspectives important for defining the colour identity of place?

– How can we use the visual ethnographic approach to enhance the understanding of colour identity?

 

In order to answer these research questions, this PhD study comprises a practice-led case study inquiry of four representative places in the City of Leicester in the United Kingdom: Belgrave Road, Narborough Road, King Power Stadium, and Highcross. The study aims to combine dynamic aspects of the colourscape with semantic analysis to achieve a fuller understanding of the urban visual context.

Read about the research →

https://repository.lboro.ac.uk/articles/thesis/Colour_as_place_identity_a_case_study_of_Leicester/12738392

Project team

Researcher: Dr Jie Xu, Supervisors: Dr Robert Harland and Dr Roberta Bernabei