The Bartlett School of Architecture


Graffiti Sessions: The art and justice of sociable cities

3 December 2014

grafitti sessions

Graffiti Sessions is a three-day event inviting creators, controllers and onlookers to explore the futures of legal and illegal onstreet visual practices, starting with graffiti and street art.

The event, which takes place from 3-5 December, will bring together artists, writers, community members, urban managers, authorities, academics, policy makers, and more. It comprises a programme of presentations, discussions and targeted workshops with some of the most relevant national and international experts in the field, including:

  • Multiple well-known international artists including Ben Eine, Dotmasters, Inkie, Noir, Alice Pasquini and Jay 'J.SON' Edlin
  • Alison Young – Visual criminologist and author of Street Art and Public Cities, Scotland/Australia
  • Adam Cooper – Mayor’s Office on strategies for informal urban practices, UK
  • Chantal Mouffe – Author and political theorist on agnostic public places, Belgium
  • Robyn Buseman – Director of Restorative Justice on using arts as transformation, Philadelphia
  • Devon Ostrom – Founder of Beautiful City Arts Alliance on billboard fees for arts practice, Canada
  • Jeff Ferrell – Founding cultural criminologist and author on crimes of style, USA/UK
  • Cameron McAuliffe – Urban geographer on order and disorder in public space, Australia

Plus graffiti managers, authorities, academics and curators.

To find out more and book your place, please visit the Graffiti Sessions website

Graffiti Sessions is hosted by UCL Urban Lab, the Graffiti Dialogues Network at CSM (University of the Arts London) and Southbank Centre.

Artist: Type Rhyme Beat
Photo: Beyza Ucak