CONTRAST: MULTIDISCIPLINARY ARTISTIC NETWORK OF ART, ARCHITECTURE, DESIGN AND PHOTOGRAPHY




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The CONTRAST project aims to contribute to the dissemination, creation and teaching of photography in its interactionwith Art, Architecture and Design. This contribution will be developed nationally and internationally through the sharingof experiences and knowledge between schools, non-academic groups and associations, bringing together the interest ofdifferent audiences in these themes in a transversal and holistic perspective. The offered activities are carried out based on the work and synergies developed both through its online platform andthrough the publication CONTRAST that currently gathers the work of ten higher education schools teachingphotography in several disciplinary and artistic areas: ARCO, DARQ, DCAM, EA.UC, ESMAD, FAUP, FBAUL, FBAUP, FEUP and the IPT. For this, it is proposed an interdisciplinary cultural dynamization focused on the creation of a network of artistic initiatives and critical reflection, encouraging debate on transversal themes to Art, Architecture andDesign through the world of Creation, Publishing, and the Teaching of Photography in various disciplinary areas, reinforcing the artistic and publishing offer, access and participation in the arts, bringing together various institutions andgroups from different communities. The artistic initiatives include the creation of artistic works, the reproduction of pre-existing works and specific actions to develop audiences, involving partner institutions and local communities, providing active participation in the creation and appreciation of the arts by different audiences, with the suggested initiatives serving as documentary and artistic territories for various projects. In order to give greater unity and muscle to the project, without prejudice to its multifaceted richness in terms of the issues addressed and artistic strategies adopted by each institution, we propose a general theme “Exploring contemporary realities" allowing the study, through artistic research and photography, of different contemporary issues and/or subjects. We stand for artistic projects that can operate from different subjects or courses expanding their fields inquiring the discursive space that operates in broader systems: sociocultural, political, historical and even technical. This common base, from which the different ways of dealing with the themes and visual strategies of each institution could happen, allows everyone to have a greater awareness of the specificities of each institution and at the same time have a base for confrontation and enriching influence. Having photography as the device and instrument of investigation and expression that unites us all, we believe that "Unveiling contemporary realities" can integrate the sub-themes of each institution, course or discipline in one multidisciplinary network of artistic initiatives.

contact person(s): Pedro Neto , Pedro Neto

url: https://contrast.arq.up.pt/en/

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Faculty of Architecture - University of Porto (FAUP)

Created in 1979, from the legacy of the School of Fine Arts of the U.Porto (ESBAP), FAUP is one of the most prestigious schools of Architecture in the world. Here were trained and taught important names of the “Porto School” (one of the most influential currents of contemporary architecture in Portugal), such as Álvaro Siza Vieira and Eduardo Souto Moura, the only two Portuguese architects distinguished with the Pritzker Prize, considered the “Nobel Prize” of architecture.
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College of Media, Arts and Design - Polytechnic of Porto (ESMAD)

Although uniMAD | Media Arts and Design Research Unit is a newly created unit, it benefits from the long experience of its researchers and shares the objectives and reality of the young school to which it belongs.
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Faculty of Fine Arts - University of Lisbon

The Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon is the oldest art school in Portugal. With its roots in the Academy of Fine Arts founded in 1836, the Faculty of Fine Arts has evolved into a school of artistic education linked to contemporary art and design, with the permanent concern of occupying an active place in today's culture.
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Art and Visual Communication Centre (AR.CO)

Founded in 1973 as an independent art school, Ar.Co is dedicated to the experimentation, training and divulging of arts, crafts and visual communication. The main training areas – Drawing, Painting, Photography, Jewellery, Ceramics, Illustration/Comics, Cinema/Movement Image, Art History and Theory, Individual and multi-disciplinary projects – offer complete professional programs, as well as topical opportunities for an introduction to a particular technical/aesthetic area, or for professional recycling.
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Department of Architecture (DARQ) Faculty of Science and Technology

The objectives of this course are designed to enable students to acquire an understanding of photographic techniques and the History of Photography within its social, scientific, and artistic contexts.
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Film and Media Arts Department - Lusófona University of Humanities and Technologies

The Degree in Photography exists since 2007. Throughout these years we have been proving that Photography, although suffering from a paradigm shift triggered by technological evolution, continues to manifest itself as an increasingly broad field of creation and thought.
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Escola das Artes - Universidade Católica Portuguesa ( EA.UCP)

The Porto School of the Arts is aimed at all those who are interested in ancient and contemporary artistic and cultural heritage, in diversified theoretical and practical training, who are curious and open to research and have a taste for problem-solving.
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Escola Superior Artística do Porto (ESAP)

Bachelor degree Course, of university level, in compliance with the Bologna Process, according to the Dispatch n. º 5531/2019, published in the ‘Diário da República’, 2nd series, n. º 109, of June 6, 2019.
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Engineering Faculty - Master in Multimedia | Photography and Cinema

The curricular unit of Photography and Cinema is composed of two distinct modules: the first corresponds to a theoretical exposition; the second, to a more practical model. The theoretical presentation aims to: understand the importance of relationships between images; presentation, analysis and discussion of photographic projects organized in narrative and thematic series; the creation of a visual repertoire from technological procedures related to the preparation, formatting and production of a visual narrative.
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Instituto Politécnico de Tomar - Bachelor´s Degree in Photography (IPT)

Main scientific area: Arts, Design and Communication. The program of the Degree in Photography offers a solid cultural, scientific and technical training, sustained by the balance between practical work, theoretical knowledge and the pedagogy of a faculty mostly composed of photographers with recognized work.
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Faculty of Fine Arts (FBAUP) U. Porto

The history of this institution dates back to the “Aula de Desenho e Debuxo”, a school of drawing created in 1780 to support the industrial companies of the city. In 1802, upon the opening session of the classes (120 students were enrolled by then) the painter Vieira Portuense called this school of drawing “Academy ” as a means to provide the institution with further renown.
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CURRICULAR UNITS: PHOTOGRAPHY OF ARCHITERCTURE, CITY AND TERRITORY (FAUP)

PHOTOGRAPHY OF ARCHITECTURE, CITY AND TERRITORY SECOND CYCLE (FACT) The goal of this 1st Semester UC is to deepen the study and practice acquired in CAAD I, II on the use of photography and its potential to question and problematize the universe of Architecture, City and Territory.
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CURRICULAR UNITS: PHOTOGRAPHY AND ARCHITECTURAL COMMUNICATION II (FAUP)

PHOTOGRAPHY AND ARCHITECTURAL PROJECT COMMUNICATION FIRST CYCLE (CAAD II) The objective of the second semester curricular unit is to deepen the theoretical and practical bases in the universe of Image Synthesis, Photography and Graphic Design software applied to the Communication and Representation of Architecture Project.
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CURRICULAR UNITS: PHOTOGRAPHY AND ARCHITECTURAL COMMUNICATION I (FAUP)

PHOTOGRAPHY AND ARCHITECTURAL PROJECT COMMUNICATION FIRST CYCLE (CAAD I) The objective of the first cycle curricular unit is to teach the theoretical and practical bases in the universe of Image Synthesis, Photography and Graphic Design software applied to the Communication and Representation of Architecture Project.
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