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‘Home’ with GSA Library and The Goethe Institut

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The GSA Library, in partnership with the Goethe-Institut, is holding a comics workshop!

This workshop is inspired by the Goethe-Institut’s ‘Picture Politics’ project, which provided an online platform for cartoonists, comic artists and illustrators to express their opinions on a global climate of fear and prejudice, through comics. At the end of 2016, Goethe-Instituts organized workshops and exchanges between German artists and their own. The aim of these exchanges was to promote a faceted and open discourse – and, eventually, to raise the question of how to shape the future of our societies.

What was particularly interesting about the ‘Picture Politics’ project was the recurrence of the concept of home, and how this multi-faceted term can counteract the values of an extremist rhetoric. With this in mind, we have created an offshoot of this project in the form of a workshop for the new 2017/18 students of the Goethe-Institut and Glasgow School of Art, many of whom have just left home for the first time.

This workshop will seek to examine the concept of home and how its characteristics change from person to person, asking questions through the medium of comics. Our workshop will be run by Elina Bry, who uses her work in photography, film, language and comics as a means to explore her identity as a bicultural artist.

We are also very happy to welcome Scottish comic artist Karrie Fransman, who will be giving a short talk on what home means to her. Karrie took part in the original Picture Politics project, and you can see her contribution here: https://www.goethe.de/ins/gb/en/kul/sup/pol/20907243.html

All materials and lunch will be provided, and we welcome students of all disciplines, no prior experience necessary!


If you have any questions please get in contact with Bridget at GSA LIbrary: b.mccall@gsa.ac.uk

https://www.goethe.de/ins/gb/en/sta/gla.html
https://lib.gsa.ac.uk/

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