Street Art and Urban Creativity through a Socio-Political Lens

Very interesting summary of the past Urban Creativity Conference hosted in Lisbon and where we participated.

Harpreet Kaur Creative

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Since the birth of graffiti art on New York’s subways in the 1970s, street art has become a global phenomenon, recognizable in many of our cosmopolitan creative melting pots such as Berlin, Melbourne, London, and to my pleasant surprise, Lisbon. I have been to all of these places and seen some of the work with my own eyes. But until now I have not delved deep into its history, or considered the socio-political framework that surrounds both street art and creative projects in urban areas. Changes in the environment, technology and politics give rise to further developments in this field that cannot be ignored. From 3-5 July I attended the Lisbon Street Art and Urban Creativity International Conference produced by Urban Creativity, with delegates attending from all over the world. Three days later I am astounded by the complexity and amount of intelligence developed in this critical area of…

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