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Architecture & Comics or “How to Settle on Earth?”
Comics depict life in buildings and cities, sometimes historically, sometimes realistically, sometimes utopian or even dystopian. At the same time, architects use comics as an alternative to classical architectural representations: Comics enable visualizations of designs with a temporal dimension, with a narrative or didactic elements. In comics, architects develop scenarios of how their architecture can be used – perhaps even how it should be used. Occasionally, comics serve as a medium of architectural criticism and as a form of ironic self-reflection. In this seminar we will read different comics and ask what role comics play in architecture.
Guests: Dr. Szilvia Gellai (University Wien)