Public Debate: Should the City of Pittsburgh Have Legal Graffiti Walls?

In partnership with the University of Pittsburgh’s William Pitt Debate Union, Hemispheric Conversations Urban Art Project (HCUAP) has invited a panel representing the city’s Graffiti Squad, local graffiti artists, neighborhood council  and graffiti watch members, and criminology and communication scholars to offer reflections on the possibility of creating a legal graffiti wall in Pittsburgh. This serves as an opportunity to reflect collaboratively on ways to build Pittsburgh’s capacity as a space of diversity, creative expression to enhance the vibrant cultural dialogue.

HCUAP (pronunced hic‧cup) is a platform for conversation and education about aerosol art production. HCUAP explores aesthetic and historical connections in the post-industrial cities of Pittsburgh, Chicago, and León Guanajuato Mexico. HCUAP is organized by Caitlin Bruce, Oreen Cohen, and Shane Pilster in collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh and Rivers of Steel Arts.

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Date

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 10:30pm to Friday, October 7, 2016 - 12:30am

Location and Address

University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health Building, Room G23