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Thankyou for your feedback on graffiti projects! I have been putting my
'feelers' out for suggestions and previous experiences because of the cultural
element and because I suspect that certain projects could have the potential
to backfire; glamorizing graffiti as 'cool'... which it is in certain respects,
but at other peoples expense!
I should tell you more about the project. There is a lot of funding in our area
for trying to curb graffiti in neighborhoods with a high frequency. Several
years ago the city even started a program called 'Graffiti Busters', a truck
manned with special sand blasters on-call and ready to remove graffiti when
local businesses called. They tried sending friendly police officers into
the schools but this was not half as successful as teaching kids about
graffiti through visual arts projects. I was wondering if any of you had ever
done similar projects in urban areas, or if any of you know of any outstanding
resources on the topic.