Charles DaCosta on Framing Invisibility


20 Nov 2014

7pm to 9pm


MA Character Animation welcomes CSM alumni, Charles DaCosta, who will be talking about his book: FRAMING INVISIBILITY: Racial Stereotyping and Selective Positioning in Contemporary British Animation in which he roadmaps the representation of blacks in televised animation in this country.

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About Dr Charles DaCosta

Since graduating from Central Saint Martins Charles has lived on four continents and travelled seven. He teaches Animation, Digital Media Theory and History at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. DaCosta’s scholarly work focuses on the nexus between theory and practice in animation. 

Prior to Australia he was a professor of Animation at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia, USA, where he also served on the board of the Animation Hall of Fame. He is a regular contributor to Animation Studies panels.

DaCosta previously taught at the universities of Westminster, Kingston and the Creative Arts in England. He has also been a guest professor of Cultural Studies at the Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama. Charles has coordinated numerous educational animation projects in Europe and Africa. Once upon a time he was a cinematographer and photographer on a UNESCO Antarctic expedition. He relaxes by playing the bass and drums.