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, and the aesthetic possibilities in sociopolitical artistic statements. Both universities (USP and UNICAMP) are ranked as the best universities in Latin America. In this sense, her research lines concentrate on cultural, media, and image studies, as well as the interface of architecture, film, art, design, digital media, global visual media concerning international politics, postcolonial aesthetics, environmental, and urbanization issues. Four research lines regarding these fields of studies are outlined (please, click on the linked title):

Research line 1:

Postcolonial Aesthetics and Media Image

Research line 2:

Aesthetics, Politics, Media, and the Transformation Processes of the Global Metropolitan Rhythm 

Research line 3:

Architecture, Design, Urban Aesthetics, and Cinematographic Effects in Public Space

Research line 4:

Urban Design, the Aesthetics-Technology Binomial, and the Concept of the Anthropocene