Graffiti’s Rize and Fall – The Triumph of Ads

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Street artist Zevs gives his unauthorized view of a local hamburger bar

The everlasting debate of how a society should frame its illegal artists – the street artists – continues at Atlasmuren.se, a page dedicated to a theoretical debate of graffiti and its discontents. In my latest article for the page I discuss the problems of public (private) space, or what is now labelled social space. Social space is the private space dedicated to socializing people, turning them into unintended shoppers or brand voyeurs. Street art can effectivly be an illegal institution of check and balance against this privatization of common space, since there exists no other control system of commercial exploiation of public space.

Read it here (in Swedish).

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