Scaffolds, Layouts and Palimpsests:
Comics and the Urban Imagination

You are here: Home > Urban Practitioners’ Programme > COURSES > SCAFFOLDS, LAYOUTS AND PALIMPSESTS: COMICS AND THE URBAN IMAGINATION

Programme Date: 19-21 June 2015 | IIHS Bangalore City Campus

Course Description

This course examines the intersection between comics and the imagination of the city both in terms of representation and also how architectural concepts may offer a new way of understanding the formal properties of comics.

While scholars have mined cinema and modern art for the potential it offers as an archive of urban experience, there has been comparatively little done on the relationship between comics and urban experience.

The course introduces participants to a range of international and Indian comics via the tropes of architecture, dystopia and labyrinths.

Who Should Attend
  • Any person interested in learning more about comics
  • Any person interested in visual studies and its interface with urban form
  • People from Urban Studies disciplines with no background in comics
Course Objective

Learners will:

  • Understand the medium of comics as serious literature
  • Be able to distinguish between the formal properties of comics and other media
  • Appreciate the relationship between comics and architecture
  • Be able to read comics as archives of urban life
  • Be exposed to a variety of comic artists and genres
Schedule

The course is divided into 9 sessions and will cover the following topics:

DAY 1 DAY 2 DAY 3
Introduction to the course City and architecture City as labyrinth
Thinking through comic Form Allegorical cities City, realism and reportage
Archives of urban experience City as dystopia in Manga Drawing the postcolonial city
Faculty

Lawrence Liang
Lawrence Liang is an independent lawyer and researcher who worked with the Alternative Law Forum which he helped co found. He also moonlights as a film and media scholar and has been an avid comics reader but only recently developed a theoretical interest in comics. He has recently finished a book on libraries and the future of reading and completing another one on law and justice in indian cinema. He writes for a number of places including e-flux and Kafila, and has taught and lectured at many universities in India, US and Europe.

More Info

Course Fee

Professionals: INR 8,500
Group of 3 or more Professionals : INR 7,500 per person
Students : INR 5,500

Early Bird: Limited seats in both categories. Get a 10% discount. HURRY!!!

Important Dates

Workshop date : 19– 21 June 2015 | 9:30 am – 5 pm
Venue: IIHS Bangalore City Campus

Course fee will include reading material, refreshments and lunch for all 3 days. Participants will have to make their own arrangements for travel to and from the venue, as well as their accommodation and dinner.