Practiceopolis: From an Imaginary City to a Graphic Novel
This essay is about a graphic novel produced as the culmination of a creative practice research project. It dramatizes real-life exchanges from project management meetings held during the conduct a live architectural project in the UK, re-siting those exchanges to an imaginary city as high-stakes public debates. The graphic novel depicts these exchanges as value-conflicts in order to examine the ideologies at work among architects and other actors in the construction industry. The research represents a special creative space that challenges design research practices in order to create new strategies and methods for design as scholarship.
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Citation : Megahed, Y. and Sharr, A. (2018) PRACTICEOPOLIS: From an Imaginary City to a Graphic Novel. Journal of Architectural Education, 72(1), pp.146-166.
ISSN : 1046-4883
Research Institute : Institute of Architecture
Peer Reviewed : Yes