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All are welcome to come and celebrate the publication of City English Lecturer Dom Davies's new book, Urban Comics: Infrastructure and the Global City in Contemporary Graphic Narratives.
With chapter-length discussions of comics from cities such as Cairo, Cape Town, New Orleans, Delhi and Beirut, Urban Comics shows how artistic collectives and urban social movements working across the global South are producing some of the most exciting and formally innovative graphic narratives of the contemporary moment.
The book covers an expansive range of graphic narratives, reading them through the vocabulary of urban studies to argue that these formal innovations should be thought of as a kind of infrastructure. Built from a formal architecture of grids, gutters and panels, and capable of volumetric, multi-scalar perspectives, this book shows how urban comics are able to represent, repair and even rebuild contemporary global cities toward more socially just and sustainable ends.
Dom will be in conversation with Alex Fitch, the host of the UK’s only monthly broadcast radio show about comics – Panel Borders – on the Arts Council Radio Station, Resonance 104.4 FM / DAB in London. Alex has lectured on comics and film at the Natural History and Science Museums in London, been a guest lecturer at the Universities of Wolverhampton and East London, and teaches Media Studies, Comics, and Architecture part-time at the University of Brighton, where he is also pursuing a PhD on Comics and Architecture.
Discount flyers for Urban Comics will be available, along with refreshments.
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6.00pm - 7.00pmThursday 21st November 2019