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Curating, Urban Culture and Spatial Practices

Apresentação do Curso

The postgraduate program in Curatorship, Urban Culture and Spatial Practices offers interdisciplinary and innovative support to curatorial and artistic practices, exploring multiple possibilities for research, exhibition and cultural intervention in different contexts. From intervention on a territorial scale to the occupation of the interior of exhibition spaces, the program proposes to address broad issues of contemporary urban and visual culture, presenting curatorial proposals, spatial and artistic practices that intervene projectually in/on the contexts in which they are involved.

The postgraduate degree in Curatorship, Urban Culture and Spatial Practices follows a multidisciplinary approach, both project-based and critical reflection, providing a broad understanding of the contemporary world and the phenomena of urbanity with the aim of substantiating the drivers, processes, tools and project strategies. The course is aimed at professionals and students from various areas: visual arts, architecture, art history, curating, landscaping, photography, cultural management/production, social sciences, among others.

The study plan aims to:

(1) promote broad knowledge of the possibilities of curation in its relationship with different contexts, territories and spaces;
(2) introduce the issues of the contemporary world and reflection on urban, spatial and territorial phenomena;
(3) provide a deeper understanding of notions of urban and visual culture, highlighting the interdependence of contemporary creation with aspects of reality;
(4) provide technical strategies to map, record, plan and intervene culturally in specific contexts;
(5) facilitate each student’s autonomy in the construction of scientific and artistic references, research methodologies and project tools that enhance their own practice.

The postgraduate course takes place in ESAP’s new facilities, with close coordination with various cultural spaces and research centers that support the development of practical or academic projects. In previous editions, participation in the European project Moving Borders was promoted, at the invitation of Teatro Municipal Rivoli/Ágora. The students’ artistic and research work led to the creation of the CURBES magazine, which will be published in each edition of the course by a new collective of students and teachers.

Estrutura Curricular

Área CientíficaSiglaCréditos ObrigatóriosCréditos Optativos
THEORY AND CRITICISM OF ARTTCA35
THEORY AND CRITICISM OF ARCHITECTURETCARQ10
SOCIAL SCIENCESCS15
TOTAL60

Plano de Estudos

espaçado

UNIDADES CURRICULARESÁREA CIENTÍFICATIPOTOTALCONTATOCRÉDITOS
CURATING IN NON-CONVENTIONAL SPACESTCAS1250T:30 OT:1510
CONTEMPORARY WORLD DEBATESCSS1250T:15 OT:3010
MANAGEMENT AND STRATEGIES FOR THE CULTURAL SECTORCSS1125T:15 OT:15 5
SEMINARSTCAS1250S:4510
URBAN AND VISUAL CULTURETCAS2125TP:15 OT:155
ART PRACTICES IN SOCIAL CONTEXTSTCAS2250TP:30 OT:1510
SPATIAL LAB IN URBAN LANDSCAPES (PROJECT)TCARQS2250P:6010

Corpo Docente

The teaching staff includes professors with academic training in national and international Universities in the fields of curating, architecture, visual arts, landscaping and cultural management, as well as curators and guest artists with recognized experience and academic and/or professional merit. The teaching team includes: Eduarda Neves, Inês Moreira, Joana Rafael, Juan Luis Toboso, Miguel Costa and Rui Lourosa.

In the first two editions of the course, some of the guests were (2021 and 2022): Joana Braga, Joclécio Azevedo, Luís Santiago Baptista, Maria Covadonga Barreiro, Mariana Pestana, Margarida Mendes, Nuno Faleiro Rodrigues, Orlando Vieira Francisco, Silvia Guerra. 

Regulamentos e Documentação

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horários e exames

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ÉPOCA NORMAL

ÉPOCA DE RECURSO

ÉPOCA ESPECIAL

Investigação

The Postgraduate Degree in Curatorship, Urban Culture and Spatial Practices aims at students acquiring the following common knowledge and skills:

a) Provide broad knowledge of the possibilities of curation in its relationship with different contexts and territories. Provide paradigmatic references in its consolidation over the decades;

b) Introduce issues from the contemporary world and critical reflection on urban territorial and spatial phenomena as well as, increasingly, focusing on non-urban ones;

c) Provide a deeper understanding of notions of urban and visual culture, highlighting the interdependence of contemporary creation with aspects of reality;

d) Provide technical strategies to map, record, plan and intervene culturally in specific contexts, whether in artistic, curatorial or cultural programming projects;

e) Facilitate each student’s autonomy in the construction of artistic and scientific references, as well as research methodologies and project tools that enhance their own practice.

sath

SATH | Autonomous Section of Theory and History

The Autonomous Section of Theory and History is an academic structure coordinating the scientific areas of Theory and Criticism of Art, Theory and Critique of Architecture, Theater Theory and Criticism, History of Art, History of Architecture and Social Sciences and their respective curricular units , which develops a close scientific-pedagogical articulation with the courses that integrate it.

Among other responsibilities, SATH is responsible for organizing and developing research in its scientific areas, promoting research groups and projects, in addition to individual research, as well as supporting the activities and initiatives of faculty and researchers in the field of research.

Currently, SATH shares with the other departments of ESAP a research policy that goes through two types of actions:

1. The encouragement of the formation of research teams led by professors from SATH, through the funding of short-term collective research projects, ie ESAP Projects.

2. Raising students’ awareness of the research, through the provision of Credit Research Internships (ECI) carried out in the context of ongoing projects.

In 2015, three research projects are underway at SATH, one of which is related to the Degree in Theater:

Dramatic Architectures 2015 (ESAP / 2015 / P24 / SATH). Principal Investigator: Jorge Palinhos