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March 10, 2015
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Street Art Conference Scrapbook

Thanks to Nick Riggle for a terrific Artists Panel featuring Tatyana Fazlalizadeh ELBOW-TOE HOTTEA Leon Reid IV Thursday’s Snow-pocalypse and Pratt officially closing two hours prior could not deter these brave folks from the appointed Artists Panel The Super Sucklord … Continue reading

March 10, 2015
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Street Art Conference Wrap-Up: Pt. 2

One issue that kept coming up throughout the conference was the Illegality Condition for Street Art–whether or not works of street art require there to be (in fact if not also in belief) some (regularly enforced) law against the creation … Continue reading

March 10, 2015
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Street Art Conference Wrap-Up Pt. 1

The Street Art Conference was a rousing success. Despite the winter storm on Thursday, March 5th, seriously hampering audience attendance for the otherwise terrific Artists Panel, the conference had a high turn out overall, with a fantastic turn out for … Continue reading

March 7, 2015
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Live Blogging the Street Art Conference: Day Three

 Philosophy’s Street Cred: Limits & Interest Rates The conference goes multi-borough today moving from Brooklyn’s Pratt to Manhattan’s NYU. Accusations of selling-out no doubt to follow.  “Signature Counterexamples to Institutional Theories of Art” Christopher Nagel (Minnesota) Chris will be discussing … Continue reading

March 6, 2015
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Live Blogging the Street Art Conference: Day Two

Day Two: Gleaming the Cube “Political Art & Street Art Definitions” Christiane Merritt (Washington University, St. Louis) Merritt argues that adopting the exemplar approach to the conditions for being street art results in certain kinds of street art (political street … Continue reading

March 5, 2015
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Live Blogging Street Art Conference: Day One

Shitty Winter Weather, Awesome Artist Panel Thursday, March 5th 5:45pm The conference kicked off today with the Arists Panel featuring ELBOW-TOE, HOTTEA, Leon Reid IV, and Tatyana Fazlalizadeh with the discussion lead by fellow organizer Nick Riggle. Reid’s work takes … Continue reading

November 13, 2014
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Street Photography & Dehumanization

Meena Krishnamurthy is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Manitoba. She works in political philosophy. Her current work focuses on exploitation, coercion, oppression, and gossip. Issues that lie at the intersection of philosophy of language and political philosophy … Continue reading