The potentials of graffiti in opposing the women economic oppression: The Kosova case

Keywords: Graffiti, Revolt, feminism, women, workforce, unpaid work, Kosova


Urban art in general, and graffiti in particular, has a multitude of artistic, cultural and social effects. Numerous studies explain its multidimensional role. This article specifically aims to address the potential that graffiti has in expressing revolt and opposition to the women economic oppression. Finally, the feminist movement in Kosova has started to use graffiti as a tool to raise concerns about the position of women in society. The study objective of this article is the graffiti that shows discrimination against women as the workforce on three levels: unpaid work, paid work at the public sector, as well as the illegal exploitation of paid work in the private sector.

Author Biographies

Artan Krasniqi, Ph.D, University of Prishtina "Hasan Prishtina"
Artan Krasniqi has a Ph.D on Sociology from University of Prishtina, Faculty of Philosophy. Since October 2014, he works as a teaching assistant at Department of Sociology, University of Prishtina. From 2009 until 2019, he was part of the Koha Media Group, first as a journalist covering culture for the Koha Ditore newspaper, and then as an editor at the online outlet. He has published six volumes of the monograph “Monument” with Botimet KOHA both in English and Albanian language. He has previously worked in few NGO's including in the Kosova Gender Studies Center.  
Agnesa Haxhiu, MA, University of Prishtina "Hasan Prishtina"

She works as a teaching assistant at the Department of Sociology of University of Prishtina "Hasan Prishtina". She completed bachelor studies at the University of Prishtina, in the Department of Sociology. She holds a MA diploma in Sociology from the same department, while a part of her master’s studies she has pursued in the University of Graz, Austria with a scholarship from Erasmus +. Currently, she also works as external advisor for Parliamentary Transparency to the Speaker of the Assembly of Kosovo. Before joining the Speaker’s Cabinet, she worked as a project manager on monitoring the work of the Assembly of Kosova for Kosova Democratic Institute/Transparency International Kosova for more than six years. 

How to Cite
Krasniqi, A., & Haxhiu, A. (2023). The potentials of graffiti in opposing the women economic oppression: The Kosova case. SAUC - Street Art and Urban Creativity, 9(2), 58 - 69.