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Graffiti, Memory and the City

DATE: 6 PM - 8 PM, 26/06/17
LOCATION: The Wash Houses 25 Old Castle Street, London E1 7NT


Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design, London Metropolitan University is proud to host a panel discussion on Graffiti, Memory and the City.

Part of the London Festival of Architecture 2017 programme.

The discussion will also explore how graffiti and memory work in the context of the city.


Marc Vallée will present Vandals and the City that documents a year in the life of an illegal London graffiti crew.

Marc is a London-based documentary photographer whose work explores the tension between public and private space in the context of contemporary youth culture. Marc's work has been published and exhibited worldwide. Tate Britain and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) hold Marc's self-published photography zines and photobooks in their library collections. The Museum of London holds Marc's prints and zines in its collection.

Sabina Andron will present 100 Days of Leake Street that shows the changes on 10 different walls in a legal graffiti spot over 100 consecutive days.

Sabina is a lecturer in architectural history and a PhD candidate at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London. Her research focuses on the semiotic, material and legal dimensions of city surfaces, which she examines through signs and inscriptions such as graffiti and street art.

Leah Borromeo will chair the discussion.

Leah is one of the co-founders of Disobedient Films with extensive work in art and journalism addressing public and private space and social architectures. Leah bridges a parallel arts practise with documentary.

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