Hillel, Meeting Room
What I Am Thinking About Now: Stefano Bloch, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Urban Studies Program and Cogut Center for the Humanities
"Deeply Superficial Reflections on Life as a Tagger"
Professor Stefano Bloch examines the (re)development of the contemporary city by focusing on illicit contributions to the making of place by members of urban-based subcultures. As he will discuss, this research forces him to reflect on his own experiences as a once-prolific graffiti writer and why he rejects commonplace defenses of graffiti as "art".