CONFERENCE DAY 1: The Pretty Vacant: Exploring Absence in Subcultural Graffiti

The Pretty Vacant: Exploring Absence in Subcultural Graffiti
Presentation by Dr Erik Hannerz (SE)


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Sociology academic Erik Hannerz specialises in the study of subcultural play and urban creativity as ways to “think outside the grid” which can reconnect us to the city as a place brimming with creative possibilities. In his talk for Nuart Plus, “The Pretty Vacant”, Erik will explore our “persistent affection for the vacant and unfilled” through a discussion of presence and absence as interrelated forces in our cityscape that shape the production and erasure of the work that thrives and fades on the walls of our cities.

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