Christiane Wagner, Keynoter


10th International Conference and Exhibition
Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Gallery of Science and Technology
Belgrade, Serbia


Christiane  has been a visiting research professor at the University of São Paulo (USP). She was a visiting research professor of aesthetics and science of communication at UNICAMP (The State University of Campinas, Brazil).

Smart Cities and Architectural Structures: Communicational and Informational Space


The expectations for shaping the urban landscape toward the ethical and aesthetic values of democracy are seen as the main challenge of an intelligent environment, made possible via information and communication technologies (ICTs). Consequently, architecture’s tendency to embrace digital media strives to create innovative and sustainable infrastructure. This approach aims for an argumentative theoretical analysis of aesthetics and communication sciences. The focus is on the context that continuously evolves living traditions persuaded by innovation that modifies and facilitates the evolution of society. The approach is also supposed to be a constantly evolving practice that engenders interaction between past, present, and future, configuring a unique urban landscape. The goal is about the metropolis as a collective achievement, seeking innovation through technologies while preserving tradition. Therefore, the convergence between architecture, technology, and new media requires the consideration of two viewpoints in this analysis. The first is the adopted architectural spatial models. The second is the transformative structure through new media, creating realities, intelligent environments, and interactive communities. Under these two directions, the artificial environment and imagined configuration through digital media are discussed, considering that technology overcame natural boundaries: the leitmotif of human cultural development. Hence, the following questions guide this analysis: How is it possible to have public spatial architecture driving the collective and democratic intelligence of a city’s ethical and aesthetic productions and experiences? Would the basis be in the interactive communicational structure; in the capacity of human communities to cooperate intellectually, ethically, and democratically; or in the capacity of artificial intelligence as a solution?

Short Biography

Christiane Wagner has been a visiting research professor at the University of São Paulo (USP). She was a visiting research professor of aesthetics and science of communication at UNICAMP (qualification for a professorship).  She was awarded a doctoral degree in Germany in the science of art and aesthetics, recognized by the Hessian Ministry of Science and Art. She has a Ph.D. in the science of art and aesthetics with highest honors from Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, a Ph.D. in design and architecture (with highest honors), and a master’s degree in science of communication (with highest honors) from USP. Also, she holds qualification training in the history of art, art education, and digital art development, sciences, and technology from the French Ministry of Education and the Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art (INHA).