Research Projects

Christiane Wagner’s research fields are social sciences, humanities, applied sciences and arts, concentrating on the subfields of aesthetics, science of art, communication, architecture, and design. Her research line addresses a critical assessment of the arts, media, and digital innovation with educational, social, and urban concerns. Her projects address fundamental and applied research to better understand socio-cultural phenomena and possible problems with the purpose of finding solutions. For more information, please click on the following linked themes: – Research Project (1) Urban Aesthetics: Image Media and Visual Culture Perspectives – Research Project (2) Architectural Spaces and Values of Design: Technological, Functional, Ethical, and Aesthetic … Continue reading Research Projects

Research Project 1

Architectural Spaces and Values of Design: Technological, Functional, Ethical, and Aesthetic Aspects – 1. Uncovering Evidence of Design Integration This project relates innovation to design in its relationship with industrial and corporate conception. It is considered that current formal innovations are associated with consumers’ identity values and meeting their needs and lifestyles, following criteria aimed at the sustainable development of diversified and fragmented production. Consequently, the responsibility of design encompasses many considerations to succeed, both in terms of high commercial acceptance through meeting consumer desires and social needs. Therefore, the focus is on project resolution, as since 1999, industrial design has adopted Design Based … Continue reading Research Project 1

Research Project 2

Urban Aesthetics: Image Media and Visual Culture Perspectives – The novelty experience has been diluted in every aspect of daily life, intensified by media technologies. To provide insight into this preliminary problem, this research on the essential values that underscore aesthetics, ethics, politics, media, and transformation processes focuses upon the following question: 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 an aesthetic of visibility, such as in the relationship between international photojournalism and images of modern … Continue reading Research Project 2

Research Project 3

Environmental Aesthetics: Cultural Heritage 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 or architecture? 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. At the end of the 20th century, technological transformations were determinants of the consequences of global industrial action affecting the new direction toward … Continue reading Research Project 3

Research Project 4

Decoloniality: Challenges of Postcolonial Aesthetics – 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, the analysis of … Continue reading Research Project 4

Current Project

Expanding Public Spaces Smart City’s Empirical Research in São Paulo and Berlin [1]  Recent studies have demonstrated that urbanization does not create ways of life but instead offers support for the possibilities of specific models that satisfy the expectations of public life. However, these models have not yet been investigated or analyzed in detail. Under these conditions, this research evaluates the digital environment as part of a complex visual culture, which implies current ethical, social, and political values toward sustainable public spaces. In this context, the environment of arts’ interplay and the principle of utopia as a critique of sustainable … Continue reading Current Project

Relevant Conferences

Conferences, meetings, and talks 2023.  Invited to integrate the scientific board of the Conference on Architecture: Challenges in Design and to participate as a keynote speaker (a conference hosted by the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Gallery of Science … Continue reading Relevant Conferences

Major Projects

As a research professor from the University of São Paulo, Christiane Wagner worked on the research Relations between Music and Visual Arts in the Contemporaneity; Heritage Interpretation: Museum, Culture, and Society, and Art and Education in the Virtual Environment at … 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

Selected Artworks

Christiane Wagner has been working as a designer for both traditional and digital media. As a result, she is fluent in all the appropriate techniques and graphic design software. She creates artworks using graphite on paper drawing, watercolor painting, pastel … Continue reading Selected Artworks

PhD and Master’s Theses 

Esthétique : l’image contemporaine. L’analyse du concept de l’innovation (Aesthetics: Contemporary Image. Analysis of the Concept Innovation) Christiane Wagner holds a Ph.D. with the highest honors (mention très honorable/summa cum laude) in aesthetics and sciences of art from Université Paris-1 … Continue reading PhD and Master’s Theses 

Bachelor’s Thesis 

Christiane Wagner designed home and corporate network environments for her bachelor’s thesis research entitled “Urban Work: Design, Technology, and Interactivity” (2003). The thesis discusses interior architecture, furniture design, integrating environments, and facilitating communication with video conference and multimedia devices. This … Continue reading Bachelor’s Thesis