CIAC and Universidade Aberta organise 2nd Digital Media Arts PhD Retreat

The Universidade Aberta and the University of the Algarve join forces for the second year in a row to hold the PhD Retreat in the Digital Media Arts PhD course, which will take place in Silves, from July 12 to 18.

The PhD Retreat in the Digital Media Arts PhD course represents the period of in-person teaching of the first year of the course, where the aim is for students and teachers to share the same work space in close contact.

Following on from the previous year, this PhD retreat gives students the chance to take part in workshops, thematic seminars and forum discussions, in-person classes, presentation of learning outcomes, debating research issues and discussing and assessing thesis plans. There will also be the chance to carry out artistic intervention and academic performance actions, in addition to the exhibition of digital media art artefacts open to residents and visitors of the city of Silves.

This year, in addition to the educational and academic aspects, the planned activities will seek to attract and involve the local population; in particular groups geared towards the production of artistic, cultural, technological and from the creative industries, as well as members of the public interested in the themes being studied, debated and sharing of expertise and knowledge. Developing a closer relationship with the population we also engage with the history and wealth of heritage that the city offers in a true moment of intercultural sharing.

View the event’s programme here.