The Affective Dimension of Colour Perceptual Experience in Space: “Colour Enactive Concepts”
Alva Noe’s Research Colloquium- April 2017. Philosophy Research Seminar. University of California Berkeley. Philosophy Department.
“Can’t we imagine certain people having a different geometry of colour than we do?” That, of course, means: can’t we imagine people having colour concepts other than ours? And that in turns means: Can’t we imagine people who do not have our colour concepts but who have concepts which are related to ours in such a way that we should also call them “colour concepts”?Wittgestein, L. Remarks on Colour. (1977)
Our answer to Wittgenstein question is affirmative, but we will formulate it by widening and specifying the application field: Yes, we can imagine other colour concepts which are related to ours in such a way that we should also call them ‘Colour Concepts’”. In our proposal, this claim is fulfilled when we talk about colour in Architecture, whether applying it in space or designing spaces using colour, what will be called the Colour Enactive Concepts.