Urban Creativity Seminar: How graffiti approached, conquered and abandoned Vilnius
The title of the seminar is "How graffiti approached, conquered and abandoned Vilnius: historical and spatial development of unsanctioned inscriptions in the capital city of Lithuania."
On the basis of interviews with first and the second wave graffiti writers from Vilnius, Veronika Urbonaitė-Barkauskienė discusses in this seminar the local interpretations of an orthodox graffiti tradition, including the spatial approach and the stylistic conventions. She further addresses the later development of graffiti in 2000-2010, which led to the saturation phase, when unsanctioned inscriptions covered a significant part of central Vilnius. Further, it is discussed how the prevalence of graffiti on the urban landscape induced a strong anti-graffiti campaign in social and traditional media which gradually led to the criminal prosecution of writers and, consequently, radical change in the city's graffiti map over the last decade.
This is the first URBAN CREATIVITY SEMINAR of the spring term of 2020.
PLACES AT THE SEMINAR ARE FREE, BUT LIMITED.
Places can be reserved by writing to peter [dot] bengtsen [at] kultur [dot] lu [dot] se.