The ARTECH 2019 conference will take place at the renewed Altice Forum Braga, a space of excellence to welcome all researchers, artists
Altice Fórum Braga was inaugurated last year. The biggest conference space in the North of Portugal.
The new Altice Forum Braga was inaugurated on April
Braga was selected as a UNESCO Creative City for the field of Media Arts. Since its foundation the city has been in the avant-garde of its different contemporary scenarios, wether it was under the
Braga is a city and a municipality in the northwestern Portuguese district of Braga, in the historical and cultural Minho Province. The city has a resident population of 192,494 inhabitants (in 2011)
The city was the European Youth Capital in 2012 and UNESCO City of Media Arts in 2017.
It is host to the oldest Portuguese archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church and it is the seat of the Primate Archbishop of Portugal and of the Hispanias (sharing the last title -“of the Hispanias”- with the Archbishop of Toledo and the Archbishop of Santiago de Compostela). Under the Roman Empire, then known as Bracara Augusta, the settlement was the capital of the province of Gallaecia. Inside of the city there is also a castle tower that can be visited. Nowadays, Braga is a major hub for inland Northern Portugal.
Braga was officially designated as Creative City of UNESCO in the field of Media Arts. Since its foundation, the city has been at the forefront of the different periods of its history. Founded by the Celts in 300 BC was the administrative center of the Roman Empire, which later elevated the territory to the city. As times have passed, its urban fabric has been contaminated by new artistic and architectural currents, of which the Baroque period is the most significant and visible today. Hungry for new over time, the city became richer in diversity and more curious about the future.