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Whenever possible, PLEASE respond to the group. This original post from
Kate on graffiti projects came in, and even though the query intrigued me
and I've been looking for responses, I saw none of the feedback. She must
have gotten these responses privately. Please be brave. We want to share
At 10:20 AM 1/6/98, CAR2196.edu wrote:
>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.