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Rethinking graffiti – as deviance

So my last blog post was an introduction to a talk I gave recently about my observations from studying graffiti in Stoke-on-Trent and Valparaiso, Chile. Todays blog has almost sprung out of that one really. When considering graffiti as community action, a huge part of what it means to be  graffiti artist and part of… Continue reading Rethinking graffiti – as deviance

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Rethinking Graffiti at Keele Postgraduate Research Forum 14/10/2014

Today I was given the opportunity to do a talk on some of the issues and observations that have arisen since returning from Chile. The talk was facilitated by Keele Postgraduate Research Forum, and I’m really grateful for the opportunity to float my ideas among some amazing Keele postgrads and to practise some presenting before… Continue reading Rethinking Graffiti at Keele Postgraduate Research Forum 14/10/2014

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Art and Criminal Justice Interventions

Since returning from Chile I have been working through the pictures I took, the memories I made and the field notes I wrote. I have begun to compare my experience examining street art in Valparaiso to the ethnography I completed here, locally in Stoke-on-Trent, for my final year dissertation. A reoccurring theme in my notes… Continue reading Art and Criminal Justice Interventions

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Day 10 – not goodbye, just ‘see you later..’

Today is my last day in Valparaiso, and in Chile. I left Valparaiso in the pouring rain (the first rainfall of my stay) at 9am and made the 2 hour journey to Santiago ready for the airport. Once at the airport I met a Chilean lady who had lived in Ireland for the last 20… Continue reading Day 10 – not goodbye, just ‘see you later..’

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Day 9 on the streets with Jekse and cines

Today was my last full day in Valparaiso and the most unlikely end to an amazing trip to Chile. Al, the guide who had taken me on the car tour of the area, arranged for me to visit Jekse and Cines studio. This was the icing on the cake, I had taken so many pictures… Continue reading Day 9 on the streets with Jekse and cines

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Day 8 – Artisans on street art

Day eight has arrived and I am now practically part of the furniture here in Valparaiso. People have begun to notice that I am still wondering round over a week later, which makes them curious. Valparaiso is a transient place, travellers stay for short periods, and tourists even shorter. I have decided to capitalise on… Continue reading Day 8 – Artisans on street art