GEARAD brings together at EINA the doctoral theses in artistic research and research in design of 25 doctoral students
This week, the Applied Aesthetics and Artistic and Design Research Group (GEARAD) is celebrating a year of work at EINA, with doctoral students from the EINA design line of the doctoral programme of the Department of Philosophy at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB).
GEARAD is a methodological reading and discussion group that is part of the seminars on the doctoral programme in philosophy at the UAB and was created with the aim of opening up a work and exchange space for doctoral theses in artistic research and research in design.
GEARAD features the participation of 25 doctoral students, who meet every month under the coordination of Dr Jèssica Jaques (Tenured Lecturer in Aesthetics and Theory of Arts) and Dr Tània Costa (EINA Research Teaching Staff). The group was started up at the Autonomous University of Barcelona in October 2017 and its usual meeting place is at EINA, in light of the orientation of the doctoral theses being worked on.
Many of the GEARAD doctoral students are graduates on the EINA and UAB University Master's Degree in Research in Art and Design](https://www.eina.cat/ca/postgraus/master-oficial-eees-master-universitari-de-recerca-en-art-i-disseny) (MURAD). This way, EINA offers a complete university educational pathway in design that begins with the Bachelor’s Degree, continues with the Official Master's Degree (MURAD) and ends with the doctoral programme.
The GEARAD doctoral theses emerge from the hybridisation of all the fields that come together in artistic and design research, an academic area in which the Department of Philosophy of the UAB and EINA are pioneers in Spain, in both their master’s and their doctoral programmes, and with reference to the first R+D+i Project devoted to this issue, which has been conducted for seven years (Principal Researcher: Gerard Vilar).