ERC - StartingGrant

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively


BlackBox is an interdisciplinary ERC-funded project hosted by FCSH-UNL since September 2014, under the direction of Prof. Carla Fernandes as its Principal Investigator.

With a wide-breadth duration of 5 and a half years, the BlackBox project has developed a cutting-edge model for a web-based collaborative platform, dedicated to the documentation of compositional processes by contemporary performing artists with a focus on dance and theatre. The platform enables a robust representation of the implicit knowledge in performing practices while applying novel visualization technologies to support it.
Degree of recognitionInternational
Granting OrganisationsEuropean Research Council


  • Cognition; documentatio of intangible heritage; performance studies; computer vision
  • multimodal communication