Tag Archives: Graffiti

Sanctioned Subversion and Cultural Graffiti

Today i completed the design of the fourth week of the Storytelling Certification that i’m working on. I shared some of the work earlier, and described it like this: it’s not about ‘how to tell a story’, but rather about … Continue reading

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Cultural Graffiti

I’m running a session for only the second time tomorrow, on Cultural Graffiti: it’s an interactive session, with two poets, and a musician, exploring hidden and claimed voices, unheard wisdom, and how formal control can never fully silence social voices. … Continue reading

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Alice Loves Matty

Graffiti is a voice claimed when no other is given: the ultimately democratised language, subversive, irreverent, free. So often, we wonder why people will not engage, why they will not comment, question, or challenge. But that may be to miss … Continue reading

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Scaffolding the Safari

The Social Age conference is at the more experimental end of the work that i do, and why not? It’s an event i run once a year to explore: to create a space that provokes discussion, exposes us to new … Continue reading

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Community Graffiti

Where do you turn when you need a graffiti artist? Today, i turned to the community, and within three hours i had twenty two. All recommendations from the community: validated, introduced, recommended. It’s not coincidence: we curate our communities, we … Continue reading

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The Writing On The Wall

There are layers of writing throughout the city: i leave the train to the sight of formal, informational guidance, clean cut voices telling me where the stairs are, where the exit is, where the toilets are and what to do … Continue reading

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Brighton Rock: Reckless and Homeless

You can’t walk far in Brighton without finding graffiti: the sanctioned and sponsored art form type, decorating electrical boxes and shopfronts, the porto-art inhabiting alleyways and laid on hoardings, and the raw, visceral cries sprayed on garage doors, derelict rooftops … Continue reading

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