CEAA | Centro de Estudos Arnaldo Araújo Architectural Studies research group Axis: Strong Relations
Arnaldo Araújo Research Centre (CEAA) is a R&D unit based at Escola Superior Artística do Porto which develops research in the area of Art Studies, specifically in the territories of Theory, Criticism and History.
Originally set up as part of ESAP’s internal structure, in 2007 CEAA became a fully recognized research unit, funded by FCT (Portuguese Government Foundation for Science and Technology, uRD 4041).
Currently it is organized into three research groups and one common research line. Research groups: (1) Architectural Studies; (2) Film Studies Art; (3) Critical Studies. Research line: Common Place
Based on an understanding of theory, criticism, history and practice as differentiated yet interrelated knowledge fields, the Arquitectural Studies group has been developing both fundamental and applied, research in the field of Architecture, understood here in a broad sense.
This conference is organized in framework of one of its current main axes of research:
Strong Relations axis is focused on the theoretical-critical legacy and the exploration of cross-reading perspectives. This area aims to study the contribution of Portuguese architectural theory and criticism to the international architectural culture. The research and study of such production will use new tools and methods such as social network analysis and qualitative methods of analysis. The relationship between theory and project practice will also be one of the fields to be explored.
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