UCL Urban Laboratory


No regrets for police officer 'graffiti artists love to hate'

19 December 2014

Image credit: Sonia P. Sanchez Lopez

The Guardian report from the recent Graffiti Sessions conference hosted by Urban Lab and the Graffiti Dialogues Network at Central Saint Martins, with an article highlighting DC Colin Saysell's presentation on the first day.

The article focuses on artist and keynote speaker Ben Eine's conflict with Saysell's attitude toward policy on street art and street artists.

You can also read a write-up from the event organiser, Sabina Andron, running down what happened over the three days of the conference and some of the main points from each session. A photo gallery of the conference is available, and video from all of the presentations will be available on the conference website soon.

Graffiti Sessions was a three day event that brought together authorities, academics, policy makers, artists, writers, community members and urban managers in order to question value, creativity and control in relation to street art and graffiti. It was hosted over three days at the Southbank Centre, UCL and Central Saint Martins. More information on the website: graffitisessions.com.

Image credit: Luana Kaderabek for Graffiti Sessions