Research Centre in Science and Technology of the Arts (CITAR)

Organization profile

Created in 2004, CITAR is a center of academic research of the School of Arts, which fosters interdisciplinary collaboration and promotes theoretical and applied research in artistic production. The main objectives of CITAR are to promote the development and dissemination of knowledge resulting from the scientific and artistic research in the areas of Science and Technology of the Arts. CITAR is committed to the development of artistic research informed by practices and concepts inscribed in human-driven impulses of the postdigital era, digital arts and humanities, in tandem with the complexity of analogue art forms and technologies. Our contributions evolved into 4 focus-based areas: Sound and Music; New Media Art; Cinema and Cinematic Art; Heritage and Conservation-Restoration. Our inquiries and work approaches are developed from diverse fields such as interaction and sound design, musicology and critical theory, new media art, cinema and the cinematic arts, heritage conservation-restoration.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

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