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      Graphic Narratives and Social Impact – Symposium in London

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      September 21, 2019

      Saturday  11:00 AM

      Elephant and Castle
      London, Greater London

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      Graphic Narratives and Social Impact – Symposium

      Saturday 21 September 11am to 4pmLondon College of CommunicationFree and open to all, booking essential.  The recent House of Illustration exhibition ‘Journeys Drawn: Illustration from the Refugee Crisis’ demonstrates graphic narratives can raise awareness of social issues – in this case the current refugee crises and the violent conflicts from which these emerge, as well as entertain. When examining the purpose or function of such graphic narratives (sometimes called Applied Comics) the following categories can, and have been used; educational, informational, instructional, journalistic and public relations. Through workshops and academic papers, this symposium examines the impact of graphic narratives on a range of different social issues such as education, healthcare and politics. Programme 11am-12.30pm: Workshop 1 This workshop will examine, discuss and evaluate a selection of comics and cartoons from Sian Cook’s archive of graphic communication material related to HIV/AIDS. 12.30-1pm: Lunch 1-2.30pm: Academic Panel Three presentations by Dr Nina Mickwitz, Dr Pen Mendonca and Tobias Yu-Kiener will examine different aspects of the social impact of graphic narratives followed by a open discussion of the issues raised. 2.30-4pm: Workshop 2 This workshop will examine, discuss and evaluate a selection of educational, instructional and public relations comic books from UAL Archives and Special Collections. Please note that both workshops use materials containing adult content. This event is part of EMERGENCE, an exhibition and events programme presented by the Design School at London College of Communication, UAL exploring the role of design in working towards goals of sustainable production and consumption, biodiversity, inclusiveness, social cohesion and environmental sustainability. Accessibility London College of Communication strives to provide an inclusive and accessible environment for our students and visitors. If you have any specific access requirements for an event or exhibition, please contact us by email ( or phone (020 7514 8498) in advance of your visit so that we can make any necessary preparations or adjustments. For full access and route guides for our building, please view our AccessAble accessibility guide. Find Us London College of Communication is located in the heart of London, at Elephant & Castle. The College is based on a single site, within easy reach of various parts of the city and well served by tube, bus and rail networks. Find out more about getting here on our Find Us page. Important Filming and Photography Notice: Please note that filming and photography will be taking place throughout the exhibition. Both bigger crowds, smaller groups and individuals may be captured on camera. All imagery and footage may at some point be published on the College's website, social media channel and in print.

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