RESEARCH CENTER FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF THE ARTS
Created in 2004, CITAR is a Center of Academic Research of School of the Arts - Catholic University of Portugal, that fosters interdisciplinary collaboration and promotes theoretical and applied research in artistic production [REGULATIONS].
The Center expanded its activities in 2007, from the area of Digital Arts to areas as Musical Studies, Theory of Art, or the Study and Conservation of Cultural Heritage. The different research groups, representingmultidisciplinary interests, created a unique academic environment dedicated to the development of interdisciplinary dialogue between art and science.
Since 2015, CITAR presents a new structure composed by 2 research groups:
• Digital Criativity;
• Study and Conservation of Cultural Heritage.
What articulates and binds all researchers of CITAR is the Artistic Phenomenon. The Artistic Phenomenon, in its multiplicity of facets – that are currently found besides creation in its most puristic form, also on the side of creation-communication, creation-entertainment, creation-research, creation-identity, creation-spirituality, binding together:
It is inevitable that these diverse practices that gravitate around the artistic process are difficult to reconcile, be it because of the diversity of scientific cultures, or because of confronting and diverse methodologies, or even because of specific objectives within each field. This configures an internal tension field that is deliberately proposed and stimulated, as it emerges from the immanent nature of the Artistic Phenomenon.
The main objectives of CITAR are to promote the development and dissemination of knowledge resulting from the scientific and artistic research in the areas of Science and Technology of the Arts, by:
CITAR Board of Directors