From Vandalism to Art - has graffiti lost its political character?


Graffiti is a reality around the world, in cities and in rural areas of the Western world into conflict areas like Palestine and emerging cities like Santiago. In our country you can see lots of graffiti; if you're coming from the train looking out the window, the colourful characters and cartoons regularly slip from view beyond. Behind graffiti often lies more significance than you might think at first glance. By returning to the emergence of graffiti culture in New York about the 70s, is the political nature of graffiti to light. Graffiti functioned as a form of protest against the established order. How the developments of recent decades affected the political role of graffiti?

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