Graffiti Archaeology

http://www.otherthings.com/grafarc/

Graffiti Archaeology is a project devoted to the study of graffiti-covered walls as they change over time. The core of the project is a timelapse collage, made of photos of graffiti taken at the same location by many different photographers over a span of several years. The photos were taken in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles and other cities, over a timespan from the late 1990’s to the present.

 Graffiti Archaeology Project

Find it quite interesting…  have collected a few bits of graffiti myself from Medieval, through Civil War, Jacobite, and even more recent…  like at Ossians Hall in Scotland, where the graffiti represents 19th century tourists, 20th century Nazis (in a camp nearby) and Polish fighters…  some of who return to carve their names again…

 Graffiti from Roma to Slough…  is it important to record it?  we find it important later but current graffiti is seen as offensive…    makes you think…   plus…  what a lovely way to record a temporal stratigraphical sequence

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