Digital Media and Sustainable Development Goals Breathe New Life Into the Artworks From the Soares Dos Reis National Museum

Abstract

This paper describes a pedagogical exercise involving students from two Universities and the Soares dos Reis National Museum, all based in Porto, Portugal. The students - from Design, Multimedia, Video Games, and Visual Art fields - were challenged to recreate and animate, through digital technologies, artworks from the museum’s collection. Besides exploring animation techniques, students had another inherent task: each work had to be focused on one, or more, of the 17 United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. These goals, which cover different but interrelated topics such as clean energy, sustainable cities, climate, or education, were used as themes for each one of the projects. This way, students apart from the creation of digital media works, were also raising awareness for different social and environmental causes. This practice, therefore, has three different, but connected anchor points: shedding light on Portuguese art history and cultural heritage by means of recreating the past; the knowledge and awareness of social and environmental issues; and the exploration of digital animation techniques. In this study, all different stages of the pedagogical practice are covered, as well as analysis and discussion of the student's process and outcomes. The project is also put into context with similar methodologic approaches to recreating artwork from the past as a pedagogical tool. The outputs of the project will be later exhibited in the Museum alongside the original artworks in a long-term exhibition of the collection, mostly paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries.



Author Information
Rodrigo Carvalho, Universidade Lusófona do Porto, ID+ / Unexpected Media Lab, Portugal
Cláudia Lima, Universidade Lusófona do Porto, ID+ / Unexpected Media Lab, Portugal
Susana Barreto, Universidade do Porto, ID+ / Unexpected Media Lab, Portugal
Eliana Penedos-Santiago, Universidade Porto, ID+ / Unexpected Media Lab, Portugal

Paper Information
Conference: ECADE2022
Stream: Learning Practices in Art & Design Education

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To cite this article:
Carvalho R., Lima C., Barreto S., & Penedos-Santiago E. (2022) Digital Media and Sustainable Development Goals Breathe New Life Into the Artworks From the Soares Dos Reis National Museum ISSN: 2758-0989 – The European Conference on Arts, Design & Education 2022 Official Conference Proceedings https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2758-0989.2022.11
To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2758-0989.2022.11


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