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Postcolonial Aesthetics and Media Image: In this research, on the one hand, creative practices are observed by considering the resources and sociocultural stimuli within the ideological context of the reproduction of productive forces—the means of production along with their technologies and labor force—and democracy. On the other hand, art is related to the universality of democratic ideals and aesthetic and social reflections upon the cultural context that exists in today’s globalized world. Numerous visual manifestations such as media, cinematography, art exhibitions, and visual culture aim to discuss democracy and the sociopolitical context in terms of inequality, postcolonialism, the exploitation of … Continue reading Research Line 1

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Aesthetics, Politics, Media, and the Transformation Processes of the Global Metropolitan Rhythm:  It appears that the experience of novelty has been diluted in every aspect of daily life, which has been intensified by the technical reproducibility of art throughout the media (Benjamin 1939). To provide insight into this preliminary problem, this research on the essential values that underscore aesthetics, 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 … Continue reading Research Line 2

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Architecture, Design, Urban Aesthetics and Cinematographic Effects in Public Space: 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, … Continue reading Research Line 3

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Urban Design, the Aesthetics-Technology Binomial and the Concept of the Anthropocene: 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 offer support for social and technological development? At the end of the 20th century, the technological transformations were … Continue reading Research Line 4

Research Lines

For her Ph.D. thesis in the science of art and aesthetics at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (magna cum laude) and for her Ph.D. thesis in architecture and design (with honors) and a master’s degree in science of communication (with honors) at the University of São Paulo (USP), Christiane Wagner’s research focused on contemporary image analyses of concept innovation, urban planning, public policy, media, and cultural studies. Furthermore, after post-doctoral research (UNICAMP Fellowship CAPES 2014–2018) in the aesthetics and science of communication (habilitation for a teaching career in higher education, venia legendi), she has been working on the concepts of mediated reality, visual culture, … 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