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Tuesday, 25 January 2022 01:46 GMT

Lecture turns spotlight on architecture, cinema links

(MENAFN- Gulf Times) The department of architecture and urban planning (DAUP) at Qatar University College of Engineering (QU-CENG) recently organised its second presentation, titled ‘The Architectural Competence in Film', as part of its public lectures series.
The lecture was delivered by CENG assistant professor of architecture and urban design, Dr Mark David Major.
It engaged CENG faculty members and more than 50 students from QU.
Dr Major highlighted the 'seductive correspondence between the architectural and cinematic arts, according to a press statement by QU. He said, 'the impact of architecture on cinema is a very rich and interesting factor. The most widely used film grammars deploy architectural form and space in order to help convey important non-verbal information to the audience about the characterisations and/or narrative.
Dr Major cited a wide range of cinematic examples from movies such as Metropolis (1929), The Godfather (1972), Pleasantville and The Truman Show (1998) and Blade Runner (1982), as well as the Game of Thrones series (2011-2019).
DAUP head Dr Fodil Fadli said such events align with CENG's strategy to present new innovative topics that benefit the participants and the community.
'Through such lectures, open discussions and debate events, the college contributes to spreading knowledge and enhancing the learning and teaching experience in the field of architectural and urban design.


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