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Art or Vandalism? Graffiti as expression of the Urban Jungle

Alex Sein

What is graffiti?? Is it always vandalism?? Does it depend on curation?? How does public art affect urban living?? What can people do to make a city feel like home??

Come along on a stroll down the back alleys of the coolest street in North America, where the colours come alive and the walls hide their own secrets. Together, we will tackle a question of what is public art and how do we perceive it in the modern urban jungle.

When was the last time you walked through the back streets and alleys of your area? Have you ever stopped to look closer at those inscriptions that periodically appear on the walls of YOUR city, or simply wrote it off as vandalism?

As a professor and a member of a community myself, I'll help you learn how to read the walls of an urban environment and delve into the industry and culture of graffiti and muralism in both Toronto and around the world.

Walk Start:

298 Queen Street West (former The Black Bull Pub) Queen/Soho.

Queen/Spadina in Queen West.

Walk End:

Date: May 5

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.




Architecture and Urban Planning, Arts and Culture, History and Places, Lived experiences and personal perspectives, People and Communities.


Uneven terrain, Busy sidewalks, Dog-friendly walk, Family-friendly walk, Walk leader will use audio amplification, Walk content may be triggering.

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