Focus Areas

Sound and New Media Art
Coordinator: José Vasco Carvalho
Members: Ana Sofia Almeida de Sa Serra, André Baltazar, André Rangel, André Perrotta, Beatriz Albuequerque Mendes, Cristina Sá, Henrique  Gomes de Araújo, José Alberto Gomes, Levi Leonido Fernandes da Silva, Luis Teixeira, Paulo Ferreira Lopes, Pedro Pestana, Pedro Monteiro, Sahra Kunz, Slavisa Lamounier, Vitor Joaquim.


Cinema and Visual Arts
Coordinator: Pedro Alves
Members: Carlos Lobo, Carlos Natálio, Carlos Ruiz Carmona, Daniel Ribas, Jaime Neves, Maria Guilhermina Castro, Inês Afonso Lopes, Nuno Crespo, Pedro  Alves, Sónia Neves 

Description: Cinema and visual arts are fields under constant expansion and problematization. They maintain a close dialogue and interchange with other arts that never ceases to question their own ontology, both from outside as from within. Mapping this complex process is important, in order to understand how diversified cinema and visual arts have been becoming, not only in their apparatus (of production or reception), but also in their different processes of creation and extensions. Cinema and visual arts offer significant artistic, cultural and social possibilities, therefore demanding for research that analyses the multiple perspectives, situations and gestures of creation and experience. This research, developed at CITAR, is done not only through classic theoretical-based methodologies, but also through art- and practice-based research. Our framework on cinema and visual arts focuses in three main domains: Contemporary Cinema (modes of production and exhibition; non-linear and complex narratives; hybridism; sensory cinema; slow cinema; archive cinema; audiovisual essay); Visual Arts (expanded and experimental cinema; video; photography; painting; new technologies applied to visual arts); Art, Criticism and Politics (critical thinking and contemporary culture; art institutions and systems; arts education; political visual art and cinema; social and environmental commitments through visual arts and cinema).


Heritage and Conservation-Restoration
Coordinator: Patrícia Moreira
Members: Alexandre Pais, Cristina Filipe, Ana Maria Galán-Pérez, Carolina Barata, Eduarda Vieira, Frederico Henriques, Gonçalo de Vasconcelos e Sousa, Henrique Manuel Pereira, Joana Teixeira, José Ferrão Afonso, José Guilherme Abreu, Laura Castro, Maria Aguiar, Nuno Camarneiro, Patricia Moreira, Rosa Maria dos Santos Mota, Rui Bordalo, Salomé Carvalho, Sónia Rocha, Maria Coutinho, Vitor Teixeira

Description: The research developed within this group concerns the study, valorization, and management of heritage as well as conservation and restauration approaches and methodologies, including digital humanities, green conservation and awareness for climate change impacts on cultural heritage. This group involves a multidisciplinary team to respond to national and international relevant research challenges framed within the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda Goals with a wide range of competences, from theoretical issues to all practical and scientific aspects related to heritage knowledge and research.