CEAA | Arnaldo Araújo Study Center
Maria Helena Maia
Arnaldo Araújo Research Center (CEAA) of the Escola Superior Artística do Porto is a research unit recognized by FCT (uID 4041) that develops research in the area of Artistic Studies, concretely in the territories of Theory, Criticism and History.
At present, CEAA is organized into three research groups and one research line
G1 | Architecture Studies Group
G2 | Film Studies Group
G3 | Group of Art and Critical Studies
Research line: Common Place
The Group of Studies of Architecture is directed by Maria Helena Maia and conducts research in three major thematic areas, linked to the masters integrated in Architecture:
Architecture, Territory and Landscape
A transnational project and several national projects are currently underway, three of which are linked to the landscape:
MODSCAPES | Modernist Reinvention of Rural Landscape (HERA.15.097)
PP1 | Landscape Plan of the Municipality of Paredes de Coura (C.M. Paredes de Coura - Portugal 2020)
AMF | Modern Architecture in Famalicão (CEAA - C.M. V.N. Famalicão)
Graphic Representation in Architecture in the pre-digital XX century (ESAP / 2015 / P14 / DAV)
LIA |Research Laboratory of Architecture
LIAD - Laboratory of Research in Architecture and Design, is an organic structure of the Porto Superior School of Art, constituted under the terms of the ESAP Statute.
It is a study center whose objectives are to develop and frame research, artistic, scientific and technological development activities in the disciplinary areas of Architecture, Construction and Urbanism, supporting the development of research works of academic scope.
It promotes collaborations with the activities developed within the scope of ESAP courses and organic research units, and also seeks to establish a dynamic relationship with the outside world through protocols for service delivery and collaboration with other institutions.
Diligence the dissemination of the results of the research activity developed, organizing scientific, cultural and artistic events, as well as other initiatives of a similar nature.
Currently the LIAD is organized into 4 research groups:
G1 - Group of Studies of Contemporary and Popular Architecture
G2 - Study Group on Urban and Territorial Design
G3 - Architecture and Technology Studies Group
G4 - Study Group on Disciplinary Design and Interactions
It also hosts, among others, a project in the landscape area, Landscapes by subtraction (ESAP / 2016 / P31 / DARQ) developed in collaboration with the Department of Architecture
DARQ | Department of Architecture
The Department of Architecture is responsible for organizing and developing research in its area or scientific areas, promoting research groups and projects, in addition to individual research; Coordinate the activity of the respective scientific areas through the respective groups of curricular units; Support the activities and initiatives of faculty and researchers in the field of teaching and research; Collaborate with other departments to develop interdisciplinary training and research programs.
In September 2013, measures were introduced to encourage research and a Commission for the Follow-up of ESAP Projects was set up to develop:
- ESAP research projects
- Credited Research Internships (ECI)
Research Projects in progress:
IEPPE, Interventions in the public space - permanent and ephemeral - in the consolidated city (ESAP / 2013 / P09 / TRV)
Landscapes by subtraction (ESAP / 2016 / P31 / DARQ)
SATH | Autonomous Section of Teria and History
The Autonomous Section of Teria 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 the 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:
News from Architecture. (ESAP / 2016 / P29 / SATH)
Dramatic Architectures (ESAP / 2016 / P30 / SATH)
Correspondence II (ESAP / 2016 / P32 / SATH)