Name: Sérgio Rodrigo da Silva Ferreira
Type: MSc dissertation
Publication date: 24/08/2016
Advisor:

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Aparecido Jose Cirilo Advisor *

Examining board:

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Alexsandro Rodrigues External Examiner *
Aparecido Jose Cirilo Advisor *
Daniela Zanetti Internal Alternate *
Júlia Maria Costa de Almeida External Alternate *
Ruth de Cássia dos Reis Internal Examiner *

Summary: This research aims to understand how graffiti places itself as a radical medium in communication with the city, on a small scale and in different ways. It understands that graffiti has hybrid components flirting with a series of artistic doings of the visual arts (such as painting, urban interventions and the graffiti itself) and also literary, as with subversion, criminal, cultural and political resistance. The subject of this study belongs to the field of spatial imagination based on the thoughts from the geographer Doreen Massey, which states that the implicit assumptions we make in relation to the space are significant. In this sense, it understands the imagination as a mechanism for production of images, as it creates ways of conceiving the space within all its implications, in social and political effects. The documents reviewed for this study are the recent research on the graffiti interventions over the city and it serves as the basis for the notions on the city that are endowed in their discourses. The goal is to set urban space and the images in order to establish how the urban graphical interventions - Tags and Graffiti - blur the established boundaries in the city's territory. Therefore, it seeks to comprehend how the territories are the result of interactions between social relations and space control, a powerful relationship in a broad sense, at the same time more concretely (domination) and symbolic (a type of appropriation as in those cases WHERE we will analyze). Controlling the space is traditionally done by demarcation, through limits and boundaries, and also the discourses insert on the elements that make up the urban spatiality, which means to diminish or weaken the control over it. Thus, increasing the dynamic fluidity mobility of other aesthetic, information and alternative discourses to the public policies, priorities and hegemonic perspectives. The work of intervening is not to manipulate the pictorial elements, but to be appropriate from the material elements of cities and from their inhabitants movements that make the territory to communicate or to sensitize their audience. It is in this sense that the political, economic, and social issues are aspects passing through the understanding of urban graphical intervention.

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