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 …

Graffiti Sessions

UPDATE: Guardian Cities released a new article on 7 January 2015 following from the Graffiti Sessions conference: Is urban graffiti a force for good or evil? Read the piece by Athlyn Cathcart-Keays here. I feel exhausted, grateful and anxious about the great responsibilities we were left with after the Graffiti Sessions event, both as a team …

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 …

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