Graffiti and Street Art in a Day
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This course offers an overview of London’s graffiti and street art cultures, and examines their roles in shaping the form and character of the city. By examining street artworks and the laws which regulate them, you will look at the impact of the art market on the development of graffiti and street art...
Taught by: Sabina Andron.
This course offers an overview of London’s graffiti and street art cultures, and examines their roles in shaping the form and character of the city. By examining street artworks and the laws which regulate them, you will look at the impact of the art market on the development of graffiti and street art. Encouraged to read the city in new ways, you will grapple with the multiple aspects of creative production in public spaces. You will be expected to engage with the topics through debate and discussion, and bring an incisive attitude to the table. The day will end with a site visit to London’s largest open legal graffiti space.
By the end of the day, you will have acquired a heightened awareness of London’s leading status as a centre for urban creativity. Be aware of multidisciplinary perspectives on public art, street art and graffiti, and critically engage with their manifestations. And, be able to argue for the cultural significance of graffiti and street art.
Who Should Attend
This is a course for inquisitive and critical participants who are looking for a better understanding of how London’s wall writing cultures are produced and managed. Urban culture enthusiasts, aspiring street artists, city surface photographers, graffiti writers, opinionated critics, and all those who consider themselves to be part of the public are welcome to join.
All Levels Welcome
Sabina Andron is a lecturer in architectural history and theory and a PhD candidate at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. Her research focuses on city surface inscriptions such as graffiti and street art, in the context of a semiotics of the built environment. Sabina holds a BA in comparative literature and an MA in visual culture, and has been teaching across London at UCL, QMUL, CSM (UAL) and UEL. Sabina has presented her work on graffiti and street art in the UK, US, Australia and throughout Europe, has published articles in edited volumes and has shown photographic work in exhibitions in Philadelphia and London. She was a UCL Grand Challenges grantee and organiser of the international Graffiti Sessions conference in 2014.
Please bring the following:
A notepad and pen
A camera (optional)