The cellar (Mayor graphic novel, s1, p63)

The cellar

The Mezquita Cristo de la Luz really does have something like a cellar, although I’m not sure what the original Islamic architect intended it for.

Some medieval Mosques employed a cellar as part of an elaborate system of air-conditioning, using heated oil in winter and cool air in summer. This certainly would have been beneficial in Toledo, which suffers from both extremes.

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Jenny Weight
English consultant and graphic novelist
Since leaving the higher education sector I’ve been focussed on thinking about education more holistically – I’m particularly interested in the interface between education and media, but I want to understand better how we can bring our traditional educational institutions to embrace the possibilities that the network and media are opening up. We need to reinvent education to suit the nature of our working lives, and our need to engage in routine lifelong learning. I use my research and writing skills to explore these issues. I consult on education issues and assist postgraduate students with their theses.

As an artist, my new project is Mayor, a graphic novel set in thirteenth century Spain. You can find out more about these activities in my blog: geniwate.com.

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