Preliminary Note

RIACT is anchored in the project Research in the Arts, which ten years ago I decided to “take in hand” with Professor Fernando Rosa Dias (a friend and colleague at FBAUL), strongly driven to a field of practice and artistic inquiry that, in our country, had by then begun to emerge in the spirit of artists and researchers in the art field, namely those closest to the sphere of academia and higher artistic education, as is the case of the Lisbon Univesity School of Fine Arts (Faculdade de Belas-Artes da Universidade de Lisboa).

The increasing interest in Research in the Arts also resulted from the dialogues maintained with Juan Carlos Ramos Guadix, artist and professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Granada, Spain, who was already critically involved with the issue of Artistic Research at the time. We must, therefore, make reference to the co-editions in which both Professors were involved as well as to the co-editions involving invited experts from other research departments, namely Pierre Baumann, in France, and Alys Longley, in New Zealand (references marked with an asterisk).

  • José Quaresma, (coord.), Investigação em Artes. Autenticidade, Polimatia e Dissimulação, Lisboa, AAP, 2019. 
  • José Quaresma, (coord.), Investigação em Artes. A Necessidade das Ideias Artísticas, Lisboa, AAP, 2018. 
  • * José Quaresma; Alys Longley; Pierre Baumann (coords.), Research in the Arts. Between Serendipity and Sustainability, Lisboa, AAP, University of Aukland, Université de Bordeaux, 2017. 
  • * José Quaresma; Alys Longley; Fernando Rosa Dias (coords), Research in the Arts and Absurdity. Informal Methods and Institutionalization of the Conflict, Lisboa, University of Aukland / ESTC, 2016. 
  • * José Quaresma; Alys Longley; Fernando Rosa Dias (coords), Research in the Arts. Irony, Critique and the Assimilation of the Methods. Lisboa, University of Aukland / ESTC, 2015. 
  • * José Quaresma; Fernando Rosa Dias (coords), Research in the Arts. The Oscillation of the Methods, Lisboa, Centro de Filosofia da FLUL, 2014. 
  • José Quaresma, Representação. Fonte Inesgotável de Polémica e Práxis. Transversalidade na Investigação em Artes, Dramaturgia, Filosofia e Direito, Lisboa, CIEBA / CF da UL / LESA, 2013. 
  • José Quaresma, (coord), Analogia e Mediação. Transversalidade na Investigação em Arte, Filosofia e Ciências, Lisboa, CIEBA / CF da UL, 2012. 
  • * José Quaresma; Fernando Rosa Dias; Juan Carlos Guadix (coords), Investigação em Arte e Design.
  • Fendas no Método e na Criação, Vol II, Lisboa, CIEBA-FBAUL, 2011. 
  • * José Quaresma; Fernando Rosa Dias; Juan Carlos Guadix (coords), Investigação em Arte. Uma Floresta, Muitos Caminhos, Vol. I, Lisboa, CIEBA-FBAUL, 2010. 

Description of RIACT

RIACT — Revista de Investigação Artística, Criação, e Tecnologia (Journal of Artistic Research, Creation and Technology) — is a publication dedicated to Artistic Research, Artistic Projects and Technological issues edited by FBAUL (Lisbon University School of Fine Arts). The Journal is exclusively digital, operating in open access, connecting with existing platforms for this purpose. 

RIACT charges a symbolic fee for the submission of artistic research articles or artistic projects due to the required translation (and only beacuse of this reason) of some parts of the Journal like the “Editorials”, the Introductions”, the “Thematic Issues” and “Call for Papers”.

RIACT does not charge the process for the International Lectures (performed by the essaysts or artists) and Certificates that follows the acceptaion of the submittred projects for each number of the Journal. The authors of the admitted papers and projects are invited to lecture in International meetings that are organized twice a year.

RIACT is a thematic Journal launching bi-annual “calls for papers” with specific themes and is meant to integrate several practical and theoretical research manifestations across different artistic expressions. The Journal is prepared for the publication of texts and the edition of artistic projects submitted to a Scientific Committee. RIACT does a regular double-blind “peer reviewing” by a group of thirty four experts from many European and extra-European institutions.

The Journal is multilingual and it welcomes texts and projects in Portuguese, English, French, and Spanish. All the paper’s abstracts are presented in English as the second language, as well as sections of the Journal such as the “Editorial”, the “Introduction”, the “Meta-article”, the “Conditions for Paper’s submission” and the “Call for papers”.