Hyde Lecturer - Luis Miguel Lus Arana

Hyde Lecturer - Luis Miguel Lus Arana

By Kerry McCulloug...

February 5, 2018


The Hyde Lecture Series presents Luis Miguel Lus Arana as its February 21st lecturer. The presentation is scheduled for 4 p.m. in the Nebraska Union Auditorium giving a lecture entitled "Comics, Cartooning, Architecture. A reading guide”.

For this lecture, Lus Arana explores the relationships between comics and architecture as a recurring phenomenon throughout the medium’s history. A look at the architectural publications of the last thirty years points in that direction, showing a discrete but steady flow of articles, as well as an increasing number of exhibitions covering the different overlaps between architecture and the graphic narrative. It is unquestionable that this growing interest takes place in the context of a general rediscovery of comics in cinema and other media, paralleled by the increasing appropriation of the products of (mass) visual culture by architecture, a discipline always hungry for new images and concepts.

Lus Arana will delve into the numerous ways comics, cartoons and the language of sequential narrative have been approached by architecture: from their appropriation by architectural media to their use by professional practices as a means of representation or even as a pedagogical tool.

Lus Arana is an architect, architectural cartoonist and full-time lecturer for theory and history of architecture with the School of Architecture at the University of Zaragoza. He earned a Master in Design Studies from Harvard GSD in 2008, with scholarships from Obra Social La Caixa Fellowship (2005-8), and Fundación Caja Madrid (2008-9) and a Ph.D. from the University of Navarra in 2013. His main lines of research deal with Utopian and Visionary Architecture and Urban Design, as well as with the interactions between popular culture, mass media and architecture.

The College’s Hyde Lecture Series is a long-standing, endowed, public program. Each year the College hosts compelling speakers in the fields of architecture, interior design, landscape architecture and planning that enrich the ongoing dialog around agendas which are paramount to the design disciplines and our graduates.

For questions, email Kerry McCullough-Vondrak at kerry.vondrak@unl.edu.