THE INDEPENDENT: Cyprus’ graffiti paints a rich and complex picture of a society divided

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Release date: 14/7/2019

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All too often, graffiti is categorised as either art or vandalism, when in fact it’s so much more than that. When read with special attention, graffiti can offer deep insights into societies experiencing rapid social and political change – especially those marred by recent conflict.

The walls of a city give communities and individuals who may not have a formal platform space to share their feelings and opinions, and challenge dominant beliefs or ideals.

As researchers interested in societies recovering from disaster or conflict, we recently took a trip to explore graffiti in Cyprus.

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TitleCyprus’ graffiti paints a rich and complex picture of a society divided
Degree of recognitionNational
Media name/outletThe Independent
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date14/07/19
DescriptionStreet art in Cyprus does more than attract tourists – it tells the story of the country’s rich, and complicated, history
URLhttps://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/graffiti-art-cyprus-politics-society-a9002851.html
PersonsBilly Haworth