“Graffiti and the Neighborhood Change: Urban Aesthetics and Spatial Practice in Los Angeles”

“Graffiti and the Neighborhood Change: Urban Aesthetics and Spatial Practice in Los Angeles”, will be presented by Stefano Blanch, Ph.D. candidate in the University of Minnesota Department of Geography. The talk is February 27, 2009 with coffee at 3:15 p.m., the talk begins at 3:30 p.m. in Blegen 445.

“Graffiti and the Neighborhood Change: Urban Aesthetics and Spatial Practice in Los Angeles”

Friday, February 27th, a Coffee Hour talk by Stefano Bloch, PhD
Candidate in the University of Minnesota Department of Geography entitled
"Graffiti and Neighborhood Change: Urban Aesthetics and Spatial Practice in
Los Angeles" (abstract below).

Coffee at 3:15pm, the talk begins at 3:30 (to about 4:30) in Blegen 445.

Everyone is Welcome.

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Graffiti and Neighborhood Change: Urban Aesthetics and Spatial
Practice in Los Angeles

Stefano Bloch
Ph.D Candidate, Department of Geography

How are graffiti and other forms of street art perceived and used
within the cultural economy of cities? What are some of the paradoxes
and inconsistencies in how graffiti and graffiti writers are
simultaneously criminalized and romanticized by various social and
interest groups? What is an appropriate theoretical framework for
studying graffiti as an aesthetic and spatial practice in the
contemporary urban environment?

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