The 22nd Annual Society for Animation Studies Conference

‘Urbanimation’: representations of the city in animation

Preconstituted panel

In what ways can animation address the complex and multifaceted relationships we have with cities and urban spaces in the 21st century? The panel examines animated representations of the city and urban life through a variety of lenses – the city as dystopia, as imagined community, as pre- and post-revolutionary space, as a site for memory and personal journey. By exploring these topics across three very different cultural contexts, the richness and diversity of urban mediation, and the role animation plays in it, will be highlighted.

Panellists: Paul Ward (chair), Van Norris, Caroline Ruddell, Bella Honess Roe
(see individual entries for details on each presentation)