History of graffiti
Understanding the contemporary culture of graffiti necessarily involves studying its origins. Informal wall writing is actually a timeless practice, that went through a process of hypertrophy in the context of the contemporary city.
Today’s graffiti took shape in the particular environment of a New York City in ruins, and was initially understood as a necessarily local phenomenon. In time, it was however exported worldwide, evolved and diversified.
This course studies in detail the genealogy of graffiti, from its historic antecedents to its genesis and development as a contemporary culture.