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City Series - 'The City: in Graphic Detail'
Thu 25 May 2017, 17:15 – 18:45 BST
City Series is a new public lecture series in Leicester that delivers free events relating to a wide range of urban topics, such as architecture, history and geography. This is a collaboration between Leicester City Council, De Montfort University, University of Leicester, and Loughborough University, with speakers from those institutions and from the wider community.
The latest lecture will be delivered by Dr Robert Harland and will focus on the idea of a category of designed graphic objects that significantly contribute to the functioning of urban systems. The talk will draw on his recently published book ‘Graphic Design in Urban Environments’, which offers an response to recent calls in The Farrell Review for better definition of design and recognition of visual communication expertise. Robert is Lecturer in Visual Communication at the University of Loughborough, where he was recently elected onto the University's Senate. His research explores graphic objects as urban objects.
In addition, Brian Lisowy, Place Marketing Project Manager for Tourism, Culture and Investment at Leicester City Council, will give a presentation on the new 'Legible Leicester' project.
Further details on forthcoming events can be found on: https://leicesterurbanobservatory.wordpress.com/events/