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
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
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
Red:Graffiti found, Yellow: Industrial, Cream: wasteland Considering the proximity to the now established Hall of Fame, I had expected to find more graffiti here.However Tunstal is an area in conflict, industrial space fights with housing for dominance. The wasteland is predominantly old industrial units, that would have once formed a thriving industrial economy but now… Continue reading 9th February 2013 – Tunstal Ethnoraphy
This is a quick summary to show how far I am now in to my ethnography for this research project and to see what has still to be done. This map shows the areas that I have completed and blogged about: This shows: Stoke, Shelton, Burslem & Middleport, Peacocks Hey & Hemheath Woods, Canal day1,… Continue reading 23rd September 2013 Ethnography Findings So Far..
Hanley is the biggest of Stoke-on-Trent’s five towns. It is often referred to as the city centre, despite the 5 town configuration. This section analysis is based on how big Hanley is to survey and, like the canal, will be surveyed in sections. Hanley is the biggest of Stoke-on-Trent’s five towns. It is often referred… Continue reading 20th September 2013 Hanley Ethnography
Today marks the beginning of the canal tow path ethnography. I am doing this in stages as I do not have the time to do the whole length of the canal that passes through Stoke on Trent in one day. Day 1 has focused on the section of canal that runs from Festival Park (China… Continue reading 5 September 2013 Trent/Mersey Canal to Cauldon Canal Ethnography