Founded in March 2011, the i2ADS it´s a R&D unit that operates in the expanded areas of Art, Design and Artistic Studies in general, with a special bound to the surrounding social environment and contemporary concerns. The decision of joining in this Research Unit Art and Design allow it to clarify their specific and promote transdisciplinarity between those areas.
Based in the School of Fine Arts, University of Porto, it has strong connections with other R&D units and aims to stand out as an international reference in the domain of Artistic Studies. At the level of Graduate studies, especially postgraduate, the articulation between teaching and researching is also one main factor of i2ADS action.
The i2ADS currently hosts 125 researchers, of which 28 are full members and 97 collaborators, with a total of 37 PhD.
I2ADS is structured in Research Groups. Coordinated by a Phd researcher, each Group has a well defined research area, according to the common goals of its members. Despite the autonomy of the different Groups and scientific research is encouraged interdisciplinary collaboration in research projects that add different Groups or other R & D Units.
The Board of i2ADS is maintained by an elected collegial body composed by the Director of the Institute and the coordinators of the various Research Groups.
The remaining structure is composed by the Scientific Council and the Consultative Council, with the collaboration of national and foreign personalities of recognized merit external to the Institute itself and UP.
This information blog is directed to the i2ADS members and will be updated in permanence by the office. A monthly newsletter will be sent by e-mail collecting the most recent posts.
The informations to be included in this blog and its newsletter should be sent to office [at] i2ads [dot] org
Rita Irwin (University of British Columbia, CA)
José Bártolo (Escola Superior de Arte e Design, PT)
Federico López Silvestre (Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, SP)
Dalila Rodrigues (Art history researcher, PT)
José Luis Vicario (Artist and teacher at Granada University)