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GRUA - Group for the identification of artistic/audiovisual universes

GRUA - Group for the identification of artistic/audiovisual universes



GRUA is a research group dedicated to designing and creating artistic and audiovisual narratives in the social sciences. We propose to reflect and produce images, sounds and other forms of expression in different media, forms and formats – technological, aesthetic, political and poetic. Focusing on the notion of culture, we take analytical axes as well as classical and contemporary themes from disciplinary fields, incorporating theoretical and methodological perspectives related to cultural movements, directors/artists, their contexts, works and reception thereof. Beyond formal academic discourses, we value photographic, cinematographic and sound works and essays, as well as installations and other media. In this way, we aim to integrate productions and experiments in order to contribute and add knowledge and perspectives on heterogeneous artistic and social worlds – universes to be recognised.

Proponent Institution
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Entities Involved

The group is based at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and is made up of researchers and filmmakers from other institutions (UFRGS, UFRRJ, UERJ, UECE, UCP, UFF)

Research Network


Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto
Via Panorâmica, s/n
4150-564 Porto, Portugal

Phone: +351 226 077 132


Other Contacts




Ref. UIDP/00727/2020

Ref. UIDB/00727/2020