Graffiti, memory and the city

Graffiti, memory and the city

The Cass is proud to host a panel discussion on ‘Graffiti, Memory and the City’ as part of the London Festival of Architecture.

Part of the London Festival of Architecture, ‘Graffiti, Memory and the City’ explores how graffiti and memory work in the context of the city and will take place on 26 June at The Wash Houses, Old Castle Street.

As part of the event, Marc Vallée will present Vandals and the City, a photographic project which documents a year in the life of an illegal London graffiti crew.

Marc, who graduated from The Cass with a MA by Project in Art, Design and Visual Culture in 1999 and Fine Art BA in 1997, is a London-based documentary photographer whose work explores the tension between public and private space in the context of contemporary youth culture. Marc’s work has been published and exhibited worldwide and both the Tate Britain and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) hold Marc’s self-published photography zines and photobooks in their library collections.

The discussion will also include Sabina Andron’s 100 Days of Leake Street, a project that shows the changes on 10 different walls in a legal graffiti spot over 100 consecutive days.

Sabina is a lecturer in architectural history and a PhD candidate at the UCL Bartlett School of Architecture. Her research focuses on the semiotic, material and legal dimensions of city surfaces, which she examines through signs and inscriptions such as graffiti and street art.

The panel will be chaired by Leah Borromeo, co-founder of Disobedient Films. Leah has worked extensively in art and journalism, addressing public and private space and social architectures.

‘Graffiti, Memory and the City’ is runs on 26 June 2017 at 6.00pm. Places can be reserved on Eventbrite

Images: Courtesy of Marc Vallée