Graffiti Paper | The master thesis by Dutch student Silvia Pietrosanti includes about 90 pages, but that’s not really unusual. It’s the content which makes this dissertation rare. The European Communication student wrote “A journey with the graffiti writers of European walls” and that’s quite interesting!
The question of graffiti crossed my mind again last year, during a class named ‘Subcultures and Lifestyles’ when I had to pick one subculture to discuss in a final paper. I chose the graffiti subculture so that I could finally explore what was going on in the minds of the people standing behind those tags.
However, after reading for that paper, my interest for that subculture grew extensively, and I was eager to know more and find out about areas that were left undressed by previous studies. What I really wanted to do was go into that field and experience these things that were only theoretically described and write my thesis to give a voice to the graffiti writers. (Silvia Pietrosanti, Preface)
Although I haven’t read the entire paper now, I recommend it for those of you who want to deal with graffiti and the ideas behind it in a more scientific way. For notes and annotations use the comment area…