Investigation

Through the Ba in Design, ESAP is a member of the ID+Institute of Research in Design, Media and Culture.

Students have privileged access to the research units of Arnaldo Araujo Research Centre (see link 1) and the projects funded by ESAP (see link 2).

Research in the design course is mostly carried out by the teaching staff who, as researchers, bring to the modules their academic interests, such as design, culture and society, graphic art tradition and history, design and technology, design and media critique or hacker culture. Additionally, the project developed in the final year is set up as a research experiment, where students are invited to engage with research methodologies linked to design production and its study.  

 

Link 1: http://www.esap.pt/investigacao/unidades-investigacao
Link 2: http://www.esap.pt/investigacao/financiamento


DAV | Department of Visual Arts

DAV | Department of Visual Arts

Jorge Cunha Pimentel

The Department of Visual Arts is an academic structure coordinating the scientific areas of Design, Photography, Printing, Plastic Arts, Design, Information and Communication Technologies, Multimedia and its respective curricular units, which develops a close scientific-pedagogical articulation with the courses that integrate it.

Among other competences, it is the responsibility of the DAV to organize and develop research in its scientific areas, by 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.

DAV shares with the other departments of the ESAP a research policy that includes the encouragement of the formation of research teams led by DAV professors through the funding of short-term collective research projects, namely ESAP projects.

At this moment a research project in the area of ​​the course is conducted at DAV, directed by one of its professors:

Perspective of creating a web-based file for the ESAP IEPPE (ESAP / 2013 / P10 / DAV)

The provision of Research Creation Internships (ECI) in the context of projects underway in the Department is also intended to contribute to the initiation or reinforcement of the scientific initiation of ESAP students.

SATH | Autonomous Section of Theory and History

SATH | Autonomous Section of Theory and History

Alexandra Trevisan

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.

ESAP projects underway:

Architecture News. (ESAP / 2016 / P29 / SATH)

Dramatic Architectures (ESAP / 2016 / P30 / SATH)

Correspondence II (ESAP / 2016 / P32 / SATH)
Within the scope of the Dramatic Architectures project that is taking place in SATH in partnership with the CEAA, there is a credited stage of research carried out by a postgraduate student.