Spraycity.at—Graffiti Archive and Online Map
Spraycity is a documentation archive dedicated to the graffiti writing movement in Austria. The archive was founded in 2001 by art historian Stefan Wogrin to react to the transience that goes hand in hand with writing. The works of the graffiti writing movement are usually ephemeral and not destined to last forever. The ‘Spraycity’ archive aims to record, archive and catalogue the resulting works as photographs and makes them accessible to the public for a longer period. While some works have already disappeared from the public, photographs are often the only possibility to let them remain. The archive currently includes about 300,000 image documents from all over Europe (mainly in Austria), Asia and the USA. The ‘Spraycity’ website (https://www.spraycity.at) forms an interface through which a selection of around 100,000 photos can be accessed online. Each photo contains metadata and is also searchable through its categorisation and keywords.