Berlin Political Crises, Street Art and Graffiti from 1945 to 2019


Justice and Society Studies



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Book Chapter


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Whether aesthetically or politically inspired, graffiti is among the oldest forms of expression in human history, one that becomes especially significant during periods of social and political upheaval. With a particular focus on the demographic, ecological, and economic crises of today, this volume provides a wide-ranging exploration of urban space and visual protest. Assembling case studies that cover topics such as gentrification in Cyprus, the convulsions of post-independence East Timor, and opposition to Donald Trump in the American capital, it reveals the diverse ways in which street artists challenge existing social orders and reimagine urban landscapes.

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Dobratz, Betty A. and Lisa K. Waldner. 2021. “Berlin Political Crises, Street Art and Graffiti from 1945 to 2019.” pp. 175-200 in Political Graffiti in Critical Times: The Aesthetics of Street Politics edited by R. Campos, A. Pavoni, and Y. Zaimakis. New York: Berghahn.

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