Urban Walls book is out with Routledge

  Urban Walls: Political and Cultural Meanings of Vertical Structures and Surfaces is out now with Routledge. The volume is edited by Andrea Mubi Brighenti and Mattias Kärrholm and contains an essay I wrote, alongside many brilliant contributions by scholars I so deeply admire!  Mubi Brighenti's first edited volume on walls, The Wall and the City, …

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WEEKEND COURSE AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY. Urban identities: art, architecture and the right to the city

I am teaching a weekend course on art, architecture and the right to the city at the Royal Academy of the Arts in London on 21-22 July 2018. The course is an introduction to the analysis of urban environments, urban creativity and how they have shaped the style and politics of the city. We examine …

To Occupy, to Inscribe, to Thicken: Spatial Politics and the Right to the Surface

My essay "To Occupy, to Inscribe, to Thicken: Spatial Politics and the Right to the Surface" was just published in the wonderful independent, free journal lo Squaderno. The essay is part of a special issue edited by Andrea Mubi Brighenti and Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, which is dedicated to Surfaces & Materials. This publication is doing a lot to …

Competing Urbanisms Workshop in Melbourne

The graffiti research scene in Australia in general and Melbourne in particular has attracted my attention for a number of years, through the published work of Alison Young (and her co-authored papers with Mark Halsey), Kurt Iveson, Lachlan MacDowall, Kim Dovey (especially through his collaborative research on graffiti with Simon Wollan and Ian Woodcock - available here and …