UCL Urban Laboratory


The Graffiti Sessions

03 December 2014–05 December 2014, 12:00 am–12:00 am

The Graffiti Sessions

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Southbank Centre, UCL, Central Saint Martins

Hosted by UCL Urban Laboratory, the Graffiti Dialogues Network at Central Saint Martins (University of the Arts London), and London's Southbank Centre, the Graffiti Sessions will gather a wide group of experts to debate how to advance issues surrounding graffiti. We aim to identify new horizons for future city strategies on graffiti and opportunities and challenges for evolving creative practice, towards places that are both safe and sociable.

The event comprises a three-day series of talks, workshops and panel debates exploring the evolving roles of graffiti and street art in the urban environment. The ambition is to challenge deep-rooted preconceptions that have until now limited the progress of both policy and practice related to street art and graffiti.

The Graffiti Sessions will bring together artists, writers, community members, urban managers, authorities, academics, policy makers, and more, through public events involving presentations, discussions and targeted workshops with some of the most relevant national and international experts in the field. The event will work towards innovations in policy, strategy and practice surrounding graffiti and street art management. 

This project is an initiative of the Urban Laboratory at University College London, The Graffiti Dialogues Network at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London and Global Street Art. The organisers include Sabina Andron, Dr. Ben Campkin, Marcus Willcocks, Prof. Lorraine Gamman, Prof. Shane Johnson and Dr. Lee Bofkin. The Graffiti Sessions are funded jointly, through the UCL Grand Challenge of Sustainable Cities, the Bartlett School of Architecture and the Socially Responsive Design and Innovation Hub and Research Office of Central Saint Martins at UAL.

Register your interest and stay updated with conference news here: http://graffitisessions.com. Follow The Graffiti Sessions on Twitter: @graffitisessions.