Political and existential graffiti and voices of protest on visual landscapes of Greek cities in times of crisis
Drawing upon ethnographical and biographical research carried out in ten major Greek cities, the project investigates the use of political graffiti as a creative response to the economic depression, social upheavals and precariousness surrounding the writers and as an act of civil disobedience and political protest in the context of the Greek economic crisis. The research explores the ways in which activists and unaligned writers turn their attention to the creative and expressive potential of graffiti and articulate cultural heterotopias on the visual landscape of Greek cities allowing distinctive political voices to transform the material dimensions of urban life in meaningful visual expression.
Yiannis Zaimakis (Professor, Dep. Sociology, UoC), Μ. Papadaki (Dep. Of Sociology, UoC), Alexandros Tsirintanis (Dep. Of Sociology, UoC), Aspasia Vasilaki (Student of Dept. of Sociology, UoC), Melpo Vardaki (Master Student, Polytexneio of Crete), Vaggelis Gaggelis (Master Student, UoC), Gounezos Giorgos (Master Student, Fine Arts Faculty, Athens), Antonis Drakonakis (PHD Student, UoC), Christina-Marily Bourma (Master Student, UoC).