Graffiti Applications in an Interdisciplinary Context

Keywords: public art, post-grafiti, interdisciplinary grafiti, art practices, public space


Cities, which are environments of social encounter, have versatile effects on our lives as dense living spaces. One of the most important communication tools of the social environment is the street walls, which are now the public spaces of cities. This phenomenon, which belongs to the city and emerges within the framework of the city's own cycles, expresses a protest stance that reveals a new perspective with its styles, techniques, figures and conceptual dimension. In the article, the concepts of public space and art in public spaces are discussed, and graffiti, which establishes connections between different art disciplines, is defined. While the reflections of this old form of art in the contemporary world were determined, an attempt was made to understand the point reached in the evolution of graffiti as a form of expression. In particular, by examining the emergence and development processes of graffiti after 1960 and its related post-graffiti art, the most important styles, figures and techniques of graffiti have been researched, and in this context, the interdisciplinary practices of Add Fuel (Diogo Machado), Shepard Fairey, Peeta, Hozoi, Nancy Kubale, Examples of works by artists such as Zedz, Zvi Belling and Prowla, Jan Wöllert and Jörg Miedza, and Roberto Lugo are given.

Author Biography

Ufuk Fatih Kucukali, Istanbul Aydin University

Ufuk Fatih Küçükali was born in Istanbul in 1980. After completing the Department of Landscape Architecture at Istanbul University in 2001, he completed his master's and doctorate degrees at Yıldız Technical University, Department of Urban Planning. After starting to work as a lecturer in the Department of Architecture at Istanbul Aydın University in 2009, he received the title of Assistant Professor in 2012 and has been working as an Associate Professor since 2017. Ufuk Fatih Küçükali is the author of the books Sustainable Urban Design Criteria - Suggestions for Istanbul and Urban Ecology. In addition, his articles have been published in international peer-reviewed journals such as the Science Citation Index, and in many academic journals scanned in the Scopus index and in architectural field indexes such as The Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals, DAAI (Design and Applied Arts Index) and Art Index. In addition, there are many book chapters abroad that are cataloged in the US Library of Congress and published by various universities such as Columbia University. He also conducted many international workshops and projects, took part in organizing committees and scientific committees in international symposiums, served as a referee in national and international journals, and was a jury member in architectural competitions. At the same time, there are many master's and doctoral courses and thesis management.

How to Cite
Kucukali, U. (2023). Graffiti Applications in an Interdisciplinary Context. SAUC - Street Art and Urban Creativity, 9(2), 70 - 85.