Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas – Universidade NOVA de Lisboa
Team: Bruno Marques (IHA/FCSH/NOVA), Susana S. Martins (IHA/FCSH/NOVA), Miguel Leal (IHA/FCSH/NOVA), Luísa S. de Oliveira (IHA/FCSH/NOVA), Filomena Serra (IHA/FCSH/NOVA), Miguel M. Duarte (IHA/FCSH/NOVA), José Oliveira (IHA/FCSH/NOVA), Mariana Gaspar (IHA/FCSH/NOVA), Paulo R. Baptista (IHA/FCSH/NOVA), Alexandra do Carmo (FCSH/NOVA), Filippo de Tomasi (FCSH/NOVA), Afonso Cortez-Pinto (IHA/FCSH/NOVA), Maria João Castro (CHAM/FCSH/NOVA).
Formally established in 2014, Photography and Film Studies: through the lens of History of Art (PFS-CASt/IHA) is a cluster of the Contemporary Art Studies Group (CASt). Assuming visual arts in a broad context, this cluster takes photography, cinema, and video as heterodox and interdisciplinary areas, placing particular emphasis on the relations established with other forms of expression such as literature, painting, architecture, installation, or performance.
Team: Inês Moreira, PhD [IHA-Nova/FCSH+FBAUP], Aneta Szylak [NOMUS New Art Museum, a branch of the National Museum in Gdansk], Elena Lacruz, PhD [Universidad Las Palmas de Gran Canaria], Miguel Costa, PhD [FBAUP], Orlando Vieira Francisco, PhD [FBAUP], Beatriz Duarte, MArch [FBAUP], Hugo Veiga, MArch [FAUP]
Curating the Contemporary: on architectures, territories and networks is an experimental research cluster which enacts curating as a method for knowledge production and for cultural dissemination. Looking at contemporaneity, we do research on architectures, man-made territories and networked systems, exploring several intersections with the fields of visual cultures, artistic practices, urban cultures and the social sciences. Expanding objectual notions of authorship, we strive to read the complexity inherent to long life cycles of buildings and places, its appropriations, tensions and contradictions, engaging with ongoing socio-political and historical processes at specifically chosen locations. Fieldwork, primary inquiry and public reporting are research methods underlying the strategies and tactics of our group, along the necessary theoretical academic insights into each case-study.
The cluster is bound to the “European Forum for Advanced Practices” [Cost Action 18136] which incorporates 36 countries and is devoted to explore research lead practices and to the epistemologies, conditions and new vocabularies implicit to modes of research which keep advancing the fields of spatial, artistic and other cultural practices. The cluster is bound, as well, to the Post-Doctoral individual research of Inês Moreira, titled: “Curating and the revitalization of buildings – intervening in post-industrial spaces in Europe in the 21st Century” [SFRH/BPD/109954/2015].