Getting Up: The Writing on the Walls

Graffiti has long been a flashpoint for debates concerning delinquency, art, communication, urban decay, and the appropriate use of public spaces. Getting Up: The Writing on the Wall aims to offer new perspectives and insights of this controversial artform through discussion of its intrinsic value of relaying messages and beautifying spaces through nurtured skill and technique. Through a series of discussions and explorations, a strong case is made for graffiti's ability to be exercised for a positive means, ultimately creating a vehicle for social change, an outlet for artistic ability, and a catalyst for urban revitalization.