This week I presented ‘Instagraff – How the rich kids of Instagram killed the graffiti writer’ to the British Sociological Association annual conference at Manchester University. This was picked up by a number of press outlets, including a Radio 4 interview on the Today show and an interview and piece in the Times. In the same issue of… Continue reading Graffiti, media & the commodification of resistance
Happy New Year! The fact that I am saying that In February is some indication as to how busy I have been during the beginning of 2015. During January I was incredibly fortunate (particularly as I am still a masters student) to attend the PhD training school organised by COST Action IS1106 Offender Management in… Continue reading COST Action IS1106 Offender Supervision In Europe – Training School
The few months following graduation and beginning my MA have been hectic to say the least. However, now things are beginning to calm down I have begun reflecting upon my final year and how I can make use of my experiences. I have written and posted about my sociology dissertation and then about the research… Continue reading How to survive a student placement.
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
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..’
After spending the the whole of July and best part of the beginning of August sorting the kids many school assemblies and a trip to France (more on that later!) today it was back on the graffiti trail in one of the 5 towns that make up Stoke-on-Trent; Burslem. Such as the findings so far… Continue reading 13 August 2013 Burslem and Middleport Ethnography
Picking up where we left off yesterday, at around lunch time, we headed back to stoke station. Yesterdays session had ended around this area and I had happened to spot some stencilling on Staffs Uni building, opposite Stoke Station so headed there first. Surprisingly there was a mixture here of tagging, throw ups and stencilling… Continue reading 23 June 2013 Shelton Ethnography