Research Line 1

Challenges of Postcolonial Aesthetics: Knowledge, Education, and Democracy – In this research, on the one hand, creative practices are observed by considering the resources and sociopolitical context of the cultural (re)production technologies and media effects. On the other hand, art is related to the universality of democratic ideals, aesthetics, and social reflections upon the cultural context in today’s globalized world. Numerous visual manifestations such as media, cinematography, art exhibitions, and visual culture aim to discuss cultural diversity. In this way, an investigation of non-Western nations that seek a break with hegemonic Western forms of globalization involving aesthetics is conducted. Therefore, … Continue reading Research Line 1

Research Line 2

Urban Aesthetics: Education, Politics and Media – The novelty experience has been diluted in every aspect of daily life, intensified by the media technologies. To provide insight into this preliminary problem, this research on the essential values that underscore aesthetics, education, politics, media, and transformation processes focuses upon the following questions: What designates and conditions the exploitation of tragedy as a common basis for everyday visual experiences? What are the “true” symbolic values that prove facts through the use of images within the impact of global culture? For this analysis to proceed, it is necessary to ground this research in … Continue reading Research Line 2

Research Line 3

Urban Aesthetics: Digital Age and Cinematographic Effects – This aesthetic research line integrates the art and technology of producing images and the history, theory, and pedagogy of its relationship with the social sciences and visual culture. In addition to achieving research results and knowledge, it is essential to focus on two strictly convergent studies involved in aesthetic experience: environmental and urban aesthetics—the interactions between nature, architecture, framing photography, moving images, and media—to understand the current value of the aesthetic realm. This study explores space and time modalities in the interdisciplinary exchange between perception studies and cinematic methods, theories, and editing … Continue reading Research Line 3

Research Line 4

Environmental Aesthetics: Cultural Heritage, Technology, and Sustainable Development – What would the possibilities be for the continuous development and evolution of our environment following the implementation of creativity, techniques, and learning processes for problem-solving and improvement through design? Intriguing problems drive creativity and the development of methods to overcome the limits of ideas and thinking, which involve searching for greater understanding, knowledge, and, above all, a better human capacity to communicate and relate within our environments. What references in the history of design support social and technological development? At the end of the 20th century, the technological transformations were determinants … Continue reading Research Line 4

Research Lines

Christiane Wagner’s research focuses on culture, media, image studies, and the interface of architecture, film, art, design, and digital technology concerning cultural heritage, politics, postcolonial aesthetics, and environmental and urbanization issues. Four research lines regarding these fields of studies are outlined (please, click on the linked title): Research line (1) Challenges of Postcolonial Aesthetics: Knowledge, Education, and Democracy – Research line (2) Urban Aesthetics: Education, Politics and Media – Research line (3) Urban Aesthetics: Digital Age and Cinematographic Effects – Research line (4) Environmental Aesthetics: Cultural Heritage, Technology, and Sustainable Development Continue reading Research Lines

Current Project

Lars C. Grabbe, Christiane Wagner und Tobias Held. 2023. Kunst, Design und die »Technisierte Ästhetik«. Reihe Welt|Gestalten, Bd. 6. Büchner-Verlag: Marburg. Die gestalterische Produktion – vornehmlich der letzten Jahrzehnte – vollzieht sich im Kontext einer alles umfassenden »Technisierung«, welche gleichermaßen … Continue reading Current Project

Videos on Arts & Media

Fragments in Connection and Algorithmic Rule: Encoding the Urban Image in Motion Conference: Urban Assemblage: The City as Architecture, Media, AI and Big Data University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield London, June 28-30, 2021 The abstract is available online, please click here. … Continue reading Videos on Arts & Media

Major Projects

Art Style | Art & Culture International Magazine Christiane Wagner is the editor-in-chief, founder, and creative director of Art Style, Art & Culture International Magazine, an open-access, biannual, and peer-reviewed online magazine that aims to bundle cultural diversity. All values of … Continue reading Major Projects

Children’s Literature

Christiane Wagner has a series of children’s books out that she has written and illustrated. The books are fictional stories, told in a way that allows children to understand better how they might positively relate to both environmental and social … Continue reading Children’s Literature

Communication & Design

Christiane Wagner is the founder and art director of the Art Style Communication & Editions. After receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design (2003) with first-class honors and gaining experience, she founded her studio (2003), Art Style Communication & Design (Art Style Communication & … Continue reading Communication & Design

Artwork & Photography

Christiane Wagner has been working as a designer for both traditional and digital media. As a result, she is fluent in all the appropriate graphic design software. In addition, she has shown initiative in learning new skills and expanding her … Continue reading Artwork & Photography