When people ask us to put
together a list of the ten best cities for street art and graffiti, Melbourne is
always included. Over the years Melbourne has become a vital city for street art
and graffiti and is home for some of the best graffiti artists in the world.
Earlier today we received a fascinating email from Andy Mac, the
Director of Melbourne’s Citylights
Project. Andy was letting us (and you) know that the debate on the value of
graffiti art in an urban society is heating up big time in Melbourne.
/>The City of Melbourne is soon to vote on one of the more progressive
approaches to graffiti we’ve yet seen. A draft of the graffiti strategy, written
by Prof. Alison Young, has been released for public comment. If you have a
chance, you should definately read the recommendations. You can download it href="http://www.woostercollective.com/images2/CaC_52_20050308.pdf">here.
We’d love to hear your thoughts on the proposal. We’ll post the
responses we receive here on the Wooster website.
Here are some
- Download the draft proposal here.
- Read the article about the debate in the Herald Sun here.
- Read “Looking at the Writing on the Wall: A Critical Review and Taxonomy of Graffiti Texts” here.
Looking forward to hearing your thoughts!