Strategic Plan

Our planned activities for the 2020-2023 cycle reinforce our commitment to artistic research given the urgency of an informed discourse about the relevance of art to current debates and practices. We organize our contributions in 6 major interdisciplinary inquiries:

  1. Artistic Gest(ure): to better understand why gesture is a crucial human element in expression, embodiment, sense and empathy induction.
  2. The Present in our Past: to better understand how our evolving present(ist) condition influences our renewed visions and hearings of past artistic achievements.
  3. Practices in Contemporary Creation: to foster mechanisms of art creation through a better understanding of narrative strategies, and the functioning of intuition.
  4. Sustainable Conservation: to develop methodologies and digital applications in response to the challenges of geriatric and gentrification culture consumption, tourism, and climate change.
  5. Audience Development and Diversity: to study the conditions and foster the opportunities for audience development through artistic “encounters” as a research agenda.
  6. Preservation of Digital Art: to contribute in the launching of a field-shaping incubator for this emerging area.


The overall strategic plan grounding our contributions and outputs aims to target and consistently secure our visibility at the international level as a reference center for science and technology of the arts dedicated to interdisciplinary, art-based theory and practice research. Specifically, we plan:

  • To more vigorously stimulate our national and international networks and partnerships.
  • To devote leadership and participation efforts in projects, publications, and other outputs of international scope and impact.
  • To promote actions of outgoing and incoming academic staff and research mobility.
  • To reinforce our advanced training programs in articulation with the School of the Arts.
  • To improve the channeling of our technology and knowledge transfer activities.
  • To promote initiatives dedicated to foster communication and cultural impact of research dissemination to non-scientific communities.
  • To organize a number of venues, which build on our national and international networks.
  • To foster artistic creation as research, by developing a vigorous incoming policy of scientific and artistic revitalization.