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Yusra Shaikh

on 12 July 2014

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Transcript of Graffiti

Environmental Lens
Graffiti is an art form that can express one's views on social issues and therefore influence the views of others.
Graffiti: A Political Voice
In war-torn countries and cities of political unrest, graffiti is often a citizen's only source of outcry.
Erin Gallagher, Cailey Mata, Yusra Shaikh, and Olivia Slaby

Discussion Questions
Has graffiti made an impact on you? How?
How do you feel about graffiti now? How did you feel about the subject upon first hearing our claim?
What do you think laws concerning graffiti should be?
Would you/would you not consider a person who does graffiti an artist?
How would an environment be affected if graffiti were completely removed?
Graffiti celebrating “victory” of the removal of Mubarak after eighteen days of protest.
A mother holds a portrait of her son who was killed at the Port Said Massacre.
Graffiti Through a Social Lens
The art of graffiti causes inspiration and ideas of expression to spread throughout the environment it is found within.
An Introduction to Graffiti
Art is defined as the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.
"Public art moratorium in L.A that started in 2007 may be lifted thanks to public outcry, artist action, and a man by the name of Tanner Blackman".
On the website Debate.org, the question; "Is graffiti art?" was posed to it's users.
82% of the debaters believed that graffiti is indeed art.
In Conclusion...
In some neighborhoods, graffiti is one of the few creative outlets for youth expression.
Graffiti: Is It Art?
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