Comics Architecture, Urban Space and the Tactile City

Authors: Benjamin Fraser*, University of Arizona - Spanish and Portuguese - Tucson, AZ
Topics: Urban Geography, Cultural Geography
Keywords: comics, architecture, urban design, urban geography, urban cultural studies
Session Type: Interactive Short Paper
Day: 4/11/2018
Start / End Time: 1:20 PM / 3:00 PM
Room: Jackson, Marriott, 5th Floor
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This interactive short paper covers the existing theoretical connections between the study of comics / graphic novels and urban geography/architecture (e.g. Dittmer 2014, Ahrens and Meteling 2010). It then explores the work of specific comics artists where urban design, architecture and tactility are important themes (e.g. Joost Swarte, Chris Ware, Pere Joan, Mark Beyer, Seth).

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