Led by the AAI-CEAU-FAUP research group, CONTRAST is a partnership with ESMAD-uniMAD and i2ads-FBAUP.
The project aims at interdisciplinary cultural dynamization and is focused on the creation of a network of artistic initiatives and critical reflection, encouraging debate on themes transversal to Art, Architecture and Design through the world of Creation, Publishing, and the Teaching of Photography in several disciplinary areas, reinforcing the artistic and editorial offer, access and participation in the arts.

This network counts on the partnership established in several scientific and artistic areas, among nine schools of photography teaching in Portugal: ARCO – Center for Art and Visual Communication; DARQ – Department of Architecture of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra; DCAM – Department of Cinema and Media Arts: School of Communication, Architecture, Arts and Userrmation Technology – Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias Lisbon; ESAP – Escola Superior Artística do Porto; ESMAD | Escola Superior De Media, Artes e Design, Vila Do Conde; FAUP- Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade do Porto; FBAUL – Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade de Lisboa; FBAUP Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto; IPT – Instituto Politécnico de Tomar and three schools outside Portugal: Liverpool School of Architecture (LSA), Zaragosa Unidad Predepartamental de Arquitectura of the University of Zaragoza (UNIZAR) and Barcelona Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya BarcelonaTech (UPC).

The project has already published the publication Contrast: Photography in Higher Education. طريقة لعب البلاك جاك

One of its main purposes is to gather a diverse set of texts of critical reflection and analysis, about photographic projects carried out in a teaching and research context, representative of the main institutions of Portuguese higher education related to the teaching of photography and also integrating curricular units in which photography appears within other disciplinary areas such as Architecture, Design and Multimedia and Artistic Studies, among others.