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
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
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
I didn’t write a post yesterday, as I wasn’t sure I had much to say. It was Sunday and Valparaiso was very quiet. As such I had a lazy day, walked to one of the patios and read a book (The art of racing in the rain, by Garth Stein. I cried my eyes out!).… Continue reading Day 7 ‘easy like Sunday morning..’
So today was the day I had been looking forward to the most since arriving. I had booked a car tour specifically for the local graffiti and street art. This was to enable me to cover more ground and go in to the areas that tourists normally don’t or can’t venture. It costs around 39000… Continue reading Day 6 Graffiti / street art in Valparaiso by car
So it is day 5 already, I can’t believe it’s nearly halfway, it feels like the adventure is only just beginning! Mainly because I feel I am left with more questions than answers. Valparaiso is a place that is so busy in so many ways, but wondering round this big splash of colour, you begin… Continue reading Day 5 hot hot hot
Just as I had creeping doubts about the extent of the street at in Valparaiso, had I seen it all? I took a wally tour. All the tour guides are dressed like where’s wally and you pay by tipping at the end. I took the tour to learn more about the cultural context of Valparaiso.… Continue reading Day 4 where’s wally?