chapter  37
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Temporary Inscriptions

Exploring Graffiti and Street Art in the Age of Internetization of Everyday Urban Life
WithIlija Tomanić Trivundža, Mitja Velikonja

This chapter first focuses on graffiti and street art as an urban medium of communication by outlining their general traits and techniques and the most frequently used methodological approaches, as well as discussing the political dimensions of these urban media. The focus then shifts from graffiti/street art as a medium to the media and mediated communication of graffiti/street art. Here, both the complex role that the media have played in the denigration, promotion, and “mainstreamization” of the practice, as well as the changes resulting from the increase in mediated communication of graffiti/street art within the context of what is recognized as “internetization of everyday life,” are outlined.