Street Art & Graffiti Workshop 5
Sunday, 3 November 2013 from 14:00 to 16:00 (GMT)
Calling street art lovers and sceptics alike,
Interested in the urban environment? Intrigued by how street artists change our cities? Want to challenge your ideas about public art, graffiti and vandalism?
If you want to discover more of London and are curious about what makes good quality street art, then these free, expert-led street art workshops could be for you.
Five workshops will take place across London to explore street art, tags, posters, stencils, sculptures and graffiti. Each workshop has two stages – in the first stage, you’ll take photographs (you’ll need to bring your own digital camera, a camera phone is fine) and we’ll visit a street art site and explore – what do you think adds value? What do you think is detrimental? Why? In the second stage, two weeks later, we’ll meet somewhere warm, have a complimentary drink, and debate and discuss what you’ve seen. We’ll be joined by one of the top experts in London street art who’ll give us a tour of the area and offer some of their best insights.
Workshop 5 will take place in Waterloo: Leake Street on Sunday, Nov 3rd, 2-4pm and Sunday, Nov 17th, 2-4pm and you will need to be free for both dates in order to participate. Meeting point is in front of Waterloo train station entrance.
The Street Art and Graffiti Workshops are a public engagement project funded by the Public Engagement Unit at University College London. They are part of a wider PhD research on the impact of street art and graffiti on different urban spaces. By taking part in the workshops, you are going to contribute to defining a distinction between the desirable, valuable street art and the poor, unappealing marks on city surfaces.
This workshop will be run in collaboration with Oskar Walin.
Oskar is a young graffiti entrepreneur who has been deeply immersed within the south coast graffiti community for many years. Currently on the verge of bringing out his first graffiti zine, he is a passionate communicator about the sociological and cultural elements of the sub-culture, as well as the stylistic elements of this controversial art form.
If you have any questions, or want to find out more, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Sabina Andron is a third year PhD student in the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. She is researching the connections between urban spaces and street art, and is an active follower of the London street art and graffiti scene. She also runs I Know What I Like, an open members group for arts education, where she organises gallery visits, art walks and other arts related events. More at http://sabinaandron.com/.