Grafficity: Visual practices in public space

L'Internationales Kolleg Morphomata dell'Università di Colonia organizza il convegno internazionale Grafficity. Materialized visual practices in the public urban space. L'incontro si svolgerà dal 17 al 19 aprile 2013. Ecco il programma:



19.00 Reception at the Rauchenstrauch Joost Museum in Cologne (Cäcilienstraße 29-33, 50667 Cologne). 

We will show the documentary: Bomb it



8.30 Arrival and Inscription

9:00 Welcome Address: Barbara Potthast and Dietrich Boschung

GraffiCity – beyond disciplinary and geographical borders

9.30 Introduction: Larissa Förster and Eva Youkhana (Morphomata and Research Network on Latin America)

GraffiCity: An interdisciplinary cooperative effort to approach materialized visual (sub)cultures in urban settings

10.15 Joaquin Barriendos Rodriguez (Columbia University -Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures) 

Transnationalism, social movement and cultural practices in Latin America


GraffiCity as cultural resistance – Social movements and citizenship in Latin America and beyond

11.30 N.N.

Graffiti as (sub)cultural protest

12.15 Tereza Ventura (IUPERJ, Social Reserach Institute of the University of Rio de Janeiro)

Graffiti and social inclusion in Brazil

14.30 Karoline Noack (University of Bonn, Department of Anthropology)

'Urban Art' as political practice in Lima

15.15 N.N.

Murals and social movement (APPO) in Mexico, Oaxaca$

16.30 Mona Abaza (Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, and Egyptology at the American University in Cairo)

‘Urban art’ in recent political protests – the case of Egypt

17.15 Moderated Discussion on Articulations of belonging (ethnicity and citizenship) and the bargaining of power relations in privatized public spacesin different societies (Moderator and Discussants to be specified)



GraffiCity and visual cultural practices in the course of history

9.00 Introduction: Lutz Hieber (University of Hannover, Department of Sociology)

Origins of graffiti: Human basic need or modern concept of artistic resistance?

9.45 Christiane Clados (Independent Researcher)

Pre-hispanic graffiti and social organization in Peru

11.00 Martin Langner (Institut für klassische Archäologie, FU-Berlin )

Ancient Street Signs, Posters, and Graffiti - Walls as means of urban communication in Pompei and beyond

11.45 Moderated discussion

GraffiCity – Culture, Consumption and Control

14.00 Olaf Kaltmeier (University of Bielefeld, Department of Anthropology)

Ethnic Heritage and/or Cultural Commodification in the City

14.45 Javier Abarca (University Complutense of Madrid, Department of Fine Arts)

Graffiti in the course of city branding and gentrification processes – the case of Spain

16.00 Sascha Schierz (Universität Vechta)

Graffiti and Criminalization in Europe

16.45 Moderated Discussion on graffiti (seen as a micropolitical practice), processes of commercialization and criminalization in different historical contexts (Moderator and Discussants)

17.30 Official end of the Conference

18.00 Optional Social program: Excursion to Cityleaks Cologne (guided tours by appointment also in English under: info@cityleaks-festival.com)

  • grafficity
  • international conference
  • cologne
  • graffiti
  • street art
  • public space
  • urban space
  • materialized visual practices in the public urban space
Urban Films Festival

Urban Films Festival

Le programme de la dixième édition enfin dévoilé...

  • urban films festival
  • paris
  • hip hop
  • graffiti
  • street art
  • urban art
  • cinema
  • film
  • documentaire
  • court métrage


On parle du Street Art à la Vitrine à Paris...

  • zevs
  • retrovizevrs
  • street art
Lettere aperte

Lettere aperte

Al MAMbo si parla di graffiti writing...

  • dado
  • fabiola naldi
  • frontier
  • claudio musso
  • andrea pizzi
  • graffiti
  • writing
  • street art
  • urban art
  • mambo
  • bologna
  • lettere aperte