The University of Arizona Museum of Art and Archive of Visual Arts

Mapping ‘All City’

Stefano Bloch copy

March 15, 5:30 pm

In conjunction the exhibition You Are Here: Mediated Understanding of Our World, Dr. Stefano Bloch, a cultural geographer at the University of Arizona, will discuss how graffiti writers possess an alternative “mental map” of the city. They develop this map as they move across and write atop the built environment in an attempt to “go all city.” Dr. Bloch will read from his forthcoming book and field questions about that cryptic, prolific, and widely maligned practice of illicit wall writing.