i2ADS - Research Institute in Art, Design and Society

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i2ADS is an R&D Unit based at the Faculty of Fine Arts of University of Porto, Portugal (FBAUP). Its mission is to promote research in the fields of Fine Arts, Design, Drawing and Performing Arts, with an emphasis on the practical and educational impact of artistic research in society. The main goals are the creation of a shared research culture between artistic areas to inform and enhance its practice and the promotion of debates regarding the social, cultural and technological frames of art and design. I2ADS’ organization comprises Research Programs and Art-Based Labs on Artistic Research; Artistic Studies; Art, Design and Technology; Arts Education; Drawing Research; Arts and Psychology; Interculturality and Society. The Unit supports two Doctoral Programs (Fine Arts and Arts Education) at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto. Its team is composed of researchers from the Faculty of Fine Arts and the Faculty of Architecture (University of Porto) and the School of Music and Performing Arts (Polytechnic of Porto), PhD FCT grants and collaborating researchers from several Universities. i2ADS is an Institutional and Portal member of the Society of Artistic Research (SAR) and the European Educational Research Association (EERA).

contact person(s): Paulo Luís Almeida , Fabrício Fava

url: https://i2ads.up.pt/

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