Design Activism Research Hub Presents: Cartoon Kate
Tuesday 9 May
Lecture Theatre C,
*Open to all UAL staff and students*
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Kate Evans presents her award-winning new graphic novel Threads from the Refugee Crisis, a heartfelt, yet humorous, account of life in the Calais Jungle. Evans takes us on a tour through her previous works, the sharply satirical Funny Weather, the practical Food of Love, and Bump, the dramatic Red Rosa and the classic early volume Copse to explain how 25 years of drawing cartoons has shaped her latest book, and explore the unique confluence of factors that shape the lives of refugees.
Kate’s presentation is followed by a Q&A with members of the Design Activism Research Hub and Dr. Nina Mickwitz.
Nina Mickwitz is a media and cultural studies researcher, whose interest in popular seriality involves different media forms, with particular focus on comics and television. Originally from an art & design background, she holds a first degree in Illustration. Nina completed her doctoral research into comics and documentary in the School of Film, Television and Media at the University of East Anglia, and has taught media and cultural studies, as well as contextual studies, at several HE institutions.
Design Actvitism Research Hub is concerned with the visual and material culture practices and artefacts of social movements and other formations of resistance and agitation. It aims to encourage interest, research and analysis into this field of vital cultural production, contemporary and historical, within the University and outside of it through organising events and spaces for discussion.