Understanding Walls on the Periphery: Street Art and Graffiti between Commodification, Dissent and Oblivion

This thematic issue is a direct result of the international conference “Periphery of Street Art / Street Art on the Periphery”, held as part of the Ljubljana Street Art Festival in 2022. The two-day event merged the rigor and freshness of academic papers with the multimodal artivist interventions, including artists’ presentations, film screenings, installations and photo essays. It took two years after the initial call for papers to ripen and recompose into a collection of contributions that deal with the interplay of street art and peripheries, both in terms of space-power relations and from the perspective of liminal, extra-institutional street art practises and historically significant, but marginalized and neglected, graffitiscapes. 

Published: 2024-05-08