Research Lines

For her PhD thesis in the sciences of art and aesthetics at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (magna cum laude) and for her PhD 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, architecture, design, arts, media, urban planning, public policy, 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 concept of mediated reality, media studies, visual culture, visual arts, and socio-political relevance. Both universities (USP and UNICAMP) are ranked as the best universities in Latin America. Since 2019, her research lines concentrate on the arts, global visual media concerning international politics, postcolonial aesthetics, environmental, and urbanization issues. Four research lines regarding these fields of studies are outlined:

Research line 1:

Visual Communication and Media: Transformation Processes of the Global Metropolitan Rhythm

Research line 2:

Architecture, Design and Urban Aesthetics: Cultural Perspective and Image Effects in Public Space

Research line 3:

Urban Design: The Binomial Aesthetics-Technology and the Concept of the Anthropocene

Research line 4:

Postcolonial Aesthetics and Media Image