• March 10, 2005
  • Posted by Marc

The Debate About Graffiti Heats Up in Melbourne

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Citylights at
Centre Place

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.
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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.
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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
links:

     
  • Download the draft proposal here
  • Read the article about the debate in the Herald Sun here.
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  • Read “Looking at the Writing on the Wall: A Critical Review and Taxonomy of Graffiti Texts” here.


Looking forward to hearing your thoughts!

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