Ecology and Aesthetics. Environmental Approaches in Art History (e/ae)
Ecological and aesthetic theories are intertwined in multiple ways. The project opens a dialogue with archeology, anthropology and history of science concerned with the "anthropocene", rethinking the nature/culture divide in a transcultural perspective, including notions of heritage and sustainability, creation and consumption.
Between Materiality, Transportability and Narration (Jerusalem Project)
Sacred Landscapes, in particular deserts and mountains are liminal spaces and also places of aesthetic production or response. Their dimensions are material, narrative and iconic, and they are connected to monumental sacred sites. The long-term Jerusalem project is concerned with all these aspects and analyses the ways in which they are intertwined.
The Art of Containment
The Art of Containment is a recently started long-term collaborative research and exhibition project. It is concerned with all kinds of vessels and containers, their materiality, shape and decoration, their functions and agency, their biographies and itineraries. The project is the next step in the research focus on concepts and theories, relations and constellations of image and object (Ding/Bild).
Bilderfahrzeuge. Aby Warburg’s Legacy and the Future of Iconology
Der Forschungsverbund hat zum Ziel, die Migration von Bildern, Artefakten und Ideen aus einer interdisziplinären Perspektive zu erforschen. Dabei geht es besonders um Beziehungen zwischen Kulturen, die sich in Zeit und Ort, Sprache, Religion und politischer Ordnung unterscheiden, und um die theoretischen Implikationen von solchen Migrations-, Transformations- und Interaktionsprozessen.
Convivencia: Iberian to Global Dynamics (500–1750)
Using the term CONVIVENCIA with a question mark, the project investigates the cooperative and conflictual interactions of different cultural and religious communities in the Iberian "world" from the sixth to the eighteenth centuries, also including comparative studies in other areas.
CENOBIUM - Un progetto per la rappresentazione multimediale dei capitelli di chiostro romanici nell’ambito mediterraneo
CENOBIUM intende contribuire all'analisi delle complesse dinamiche degli scambi artistici nel XII e XIII secolo avvalendosi di fotografie digitali in alta definizione, video, scansioni in 3D nonché di una pagina web interattiva.
Aesthetics, Art, and Architecture in the Caucasus (Georgia Project)
While most debates regarding intercultural dynamics between Christianity, Islam and Judaism are concerned with the Mediterranean, this project is concentrating on the art and architecture of South Caucasus, an under these premises hardly studied region comprising Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan as well as Georgian and Armenian heritage in Eastern Turkey.
Storia dell'arte transregionale. Attori, spazi, ecologie dal XIII secolo ad oggi
In questa unità la ricerca è focalizzata sulla storia dell'arte e delle pratiche estetiche in una prospettiva transregionale ed ecologica. Ponendo l'accento sulla materialità dell'arte e delle pratiche artistiche, essa va ad investigare le opere d'arte in relazione al loro luogo, spazio, ambiente.
Ethics and Architecture
The spectrum of questions posed by the relation between ethics and architecture is broad. It spans all the way from the reception of Vitruvius and Aristotle in the Trecento, to reflections on the moral dimension of architecture in the eighteenth century, right down to current theories and practices of building.