Kent State University College of Architecture & Environmental Design (CAED) has organized the Graphic Novels / Novel Architecture symposium to explore constructive and projective relationships between architecture and comics. Scheduled for the afternoon of April 1, 2016 at the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA), it will provide a provocative forum for conversation among leading architects, scholars and graphic artists. The timely event will examine the burgeoning influence of different types of graphic narrative—including animations, cartoons, comics, illustrations and storyboards—on contemporary architectural design. Participants will include Vera Camden, Diane Davis-Sikora, Wes Jones, Jimenez Lai, Françoise Mouly, Alison Sampson, Robert Somol, Mélanie van der Hoorn, Chris Ware, Michael Webb and Jon Yoder. Two sessions of short presentations and roundtable discussions will begin at 1:00 pm, followed by an illustrated keynote conversation between Françoise Mouly and Chris Ware at 5:00 pm. Books by symposium participants will be available for purchase in the CMA Store. Please arrive early for seats in Gartner Auditorium, and join us for MIX at CMA (art, music, and mingling) after the event.
Graphic Novels / Novel Architecture is the first in a series of annual cross-disciplinary events that will explore the potentials of diverse forms of narrative media for the field of architecture. This programming is generously supported by CAED alum Richard Buday, FAIA, of Houston. Buday is President of Archimage, a design studio dedicated to the practice of computer-based visual arts. Co-sponsors include the Cleveland Museum of Art, Kent State University College of Communication & Information, Department of English, and School of Art.
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