Nick Sousanis received his doctorate in education at Teachers College, Columbia University in 2014, where he wrote and drew his dissertation entirely in comic book form. Titled Unflattening, it argues the importance of visual thinking in teaching and learning. A book version will be published by Harvard University Press in March of 2015. Before coming to New York City, he was immersed in Detroit’s thriving arts community, where he co-founded the arts and cultural site thedetroiter.com and became the biographer of legendary Detroit artist Charles McGee. He furthers his advocacy for the medium as a powerful tool for thought in the comics courses he developed and taught at Teachers College and at Parsons in New York City.
This keynote presentation was recorded November 7, 2014 during the 47th International Visual Literacy Association (IVLA) conference at the Toledo Museum of Art. Produced by Penta Career Center.