Project Description

From street art to murals, what have we lost?

Published in Lisbon in December 2016

The big, institutional murals that have become common in the last five years are often referred to as street art. This use of the term creates confusion, since there are clear and fundamental differences between these murals and the smaller, unsanctioned works we used to call street art in the past decade. This text identifies the differences between these two practices, and is at the same time a detailed account of the qualities that make street art unique.

The article was published in December 2016 in the Vol 2 Nº2 of the Street Art and Urban Creativity Scientific Journal, edited by Pedro Soares Neves.

A free digital version of the article is available for download at the Journal’s website (PDF 318 KB).

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