Instead, our experience of architecture comprises a web of mental images of the urban realm, some rooted in reality – many extrapolated, filtered and concocted. Both architects and graphic novelists tell stories about cities; real and imagined. They are in this sense both urban practitioners, creating neighbourhoods to serve communities and articulating the values of societies through the built forms of their streets.
In this evening discussion, five artists whose work straddles city making and city imagining will present drawings and stories from their archives and discuss the mutual resonance between graphic art and architecture.
Artist Nigel Peake
Graphic novelist and academic Benoît Peeters
Architects and graphic novelists Anna Mill and Luke Jones
Cartoonist and former architect Antonis Papamichael (chair)