Klaus Toons and Liam Young in discussion, plus, an 'Exhibition Within an Exhibition'
Born somewhere in Western Europe at some point in the mid seventies. For some years, Klaus Toons suffered from a syndrome called architecture, from which he has not yet recovered. Showing an early passion for drawing, he was introduced to comic books at a young age by his family and educators, to their later regret.......
For the latest event in the Three Little Worlds programme, Jimenez Lai's Cartoonish Metropolis will host an exhibition of comic work by celebrated architectural commentator and cartoonist Klaus Toons.
Coming from Harvard's Graduate School of Design (GSD) Klaus authors satirical and explorative cartoons about contemporary architecture, arch-celebrities and the city in Klaus: The Blog, and has acted as editorial cartoonist for The New City Reader.
Opening with a conversation between Klaus and Liam Young (Tomorrow's Thoughts Today, a London-based think tank exploring the consequences of fantastic, perverse and underrated urbanisms) on the evening of Tuesday 24 July, the 'exhibition within an exhibition' will run until the 18 August.
Join us at the AF on the 24 July for drinks from 6.30pm and explore the leaps of personal imagination, ideas and satire that the hand drawn graphic representation of architecture can offer.
Free, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org essential due to limited capacity.
Image: Architecture's poisoned siren chants, courtesy Klaus Toons
NB. Exhibition closed over the Olympic period, 28 July - 10 August