IN Residence organizes a series of workshops, each focusing on a specific theme of investigation, conducted by young and outstandingly talented designers from the international scene. In collaboration with the curators of the project, the Designers/Tutors interact with groups of participants – students, recent graduates, young professionals and people interested in contemporary design – in order to experiment with new creative concepts through dialogue and sharing, and thus offering a truly unique formative experience. The workshops are held in conjunction with international cultural initiatives and events in the field of design and contemporary art.


SEP 13th-16th, 2021 
In collaboration with:



When we are exposed to the influence of an external color, we create harmony and balance by creating an inner complementary color.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The daily experience of color is pervasive and uninterrupted: each presence – material and immaterial – communicates through its own personal chromatic register, expressing itself through a language that can be understood in both objective and subjective ways.
Color, in itself, is a complex “event” characterized by a certain rate of abstraction and enigmaticity, which lends itself to being critically explored with the aim of experimenting with new hypotheses of expression and unprecedented frontiers of application.

According to Wittgenstein, one cannot refer to a precise criterion for classifying something as “color” except through the tool of language, of the articulation of words; if this point of view is shared, it may be of interest to attribute to the discourse on color the rank of an exercise to reveal its symbolic vocations, to release the other (and unexpressed) potential energies of chromatism.

What new horizons of meaning can we attribute to color through dialogue, conversation? What new color paradigms can we develop using design thinking? What kind of expressive alphabets can we give consistency?


Audrey Large (France, 1994) is a French designer living in the Netherlands. After graduating with Cum Laude from the Master Social Design at the Design Academy in Eindhoven in 2017, she joined the post-academic program of the Jan Van Eyck Academie (NL).


Jorge Penadés (Málaga,1985).
Coming from a family of cabinet makers he studied Interior Design in Barcelona before graduating with a MA in Product Design from IED Madrid, where he established his own practice in 2015.
Photo credits © Nacho Alegre, Geray Mena, Max Creasy


Centro per l’arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy


During the period of the “CHROMATIC ALPHABETS” workshop, the Designers/Tutors and the curators of the project are the leaders in an experience of total collaboration, a discussion that continues beyond the work sessions and extends into moments of leisure time. Dialogue and interaction, together with hands-on activities of experimentation, are the prioritized tools with which the workshop delves into the creative process.


The complete schedule will be announced soon.


Participation is open to design professionals, students of any level and enthusiasts in the field of design practice. People who are interested in pioneering design research and crossovers between design and other social, scientific and philosophical areas of interest. All participants must be over 18 years of age and have written and oral fluency in the English language.


The workshop will be conducted in English.

Application And Deadlines

The workshop is open to up to maximum of 24 participants. You can book your place directly on our website, in a very simple process, selecting the billing method and accepting the Terms and Conditions.
You can buy your ticket until September 12th 2021.


BCC – Banco Fiorentino and Beste offer a total of 8 scholarships to cover the costs to attend the workshop.
To compete for the selection, candidates must send their RESUME and PORTFOLIO plus a short MOTIVATION LETTER by and no later than August 2nd 2021 to the address Candidates selected as scholarship winners will be contacted by email no later than August 4th 2021.
PLEASE NOTE: Scholarships do not cover travel and accommodation expenses.


The IN Residence workshop requires a fee of 500€ for general admission, with a special discount price of 300€ for students. Lunch during the four days of the workshop is provided by IN Residence and included in the participation fee (please advise if you have any food allergies by writing to Student discounts are available only for individuals who meet the requirements by providing proof of student status (valid student ID) at before booking. Fees do not include travel or accommodation costs.

Terms and conditions

Cancellation policy: 50€ will be withheld for every cancellation to cover organizational costs. A penalty fee of 200€ is applied (in addition to the 50€ deposit) for every cancellation submitted starting one month prior to the first day of the workshop. Cancellations starting 2 weeks prior to the start date of the workshop will not be eligible for any reimbursement. The registered individual has the option of naming a substitute to attend in his/her place without any penalty fee.


Each participant is responsible for arranging sufficient insurance coverage for the duration of the workshop: accident, liability and health insurance for travel abroad including evacuation, and theft insurance for personal effects. The organizer is not liable for any costs or damages. For all its offered courses and initiatives, the organizer shall not be liable for any damages to people or property caused by sovereign acts of any government, acts of nature or third parties.

Visa Requirements

Participants who require a visa are responsible for obtaining it with the correct timing.


All the materials required for the workshop will be provided by IN Residence. Participants need to bring only their own laptops. Please ensure that this equipment is covered by your own insurance, as the organization (IN Residence and Centro per l’arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci) takes no responsibility for items lost or stolen during the workshop.

Covid-19 regulations

In order to limit the spread of the COVID-19 infection national public health regulations require that each workshop participant provide one of the following documents:
– A EU Digital COVID Certificate (Green Pass).
– A certification proving vaccination at least of the first COVID 19 dose (validity 9 months)
– A certificate of recovery from Sars-CoV-2 infection (validity 6 months)
– The negative result of a molecular or rapid antigen test taken within 48 hours from each daily check.
– A valid medical certificate attesting the health reasons that prevent the carrier from vaccination.

Participants are required to wear a mask and practise social distancing at all times during the organized activities.

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