Zieleniec, AJL (2016) The right to write the city: Lefebvre and graffiti. Environnement Urbain / Urban Environment, 10. ISSN 1916-4645

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Abstract

Modern graffiti has become a universal urban phenomenon, an almost ubiquitous feature of towns and cities across the world. This paper will situate the practice and production of graffiti within various urban contexts (aesthetic, political, economic, social and semiotic) through the seminal works Henri Lefebvre as a means for analysing and understanding the complexity of the modern urban and to contextualize and explore graffiti’s role in challenging and contesting the socio-spatial norms of increasingly privatized and commodified public and social space. That is, to read graffiti as a means for reclaiming and remaking the city as a more humane and just, social space. Key Words Lefebvre, Space, Graffiti, Right to the City, Urban.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This work is made available online in accordance with the publishers policies
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lefebvre; Space; Graffiti; Right to the City: Urban
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Science and Public Policy
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2016 10:40
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2016 11:16
URI: http://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/2406

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