Bottom-Up Place Making: Graffiti-Murals and Latino/a Urbanism

BERT 130 (Carmichael Auditorium), 85 Waterman Street

Celebrated graffiti writers will discuss the practice of painting unsanctioned graffiti-murals as well as related issues such as creative place-making, occupying public space, identity, and the role illicit, creative, and contestative aesthetics play in the process of neighborhood change.

Conversation will be followed by a live art painting and reception.

Moderated by: Stefano Bloch, Cogut Center for the Humanities and Urban Studies Program, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow 

EYEONE is an artist whose work is rooted in graffiti, punk, printmaking, and photography, and deals with themes of alienation, survival, melancholy, resistance, and the experiences encountered while navigating the chaos of contemporary urban environments.
Artist Website 

MEAR ONE has been at the forefront of LA's graffiti and mural culture for nearly three decades. He is famous for having pioneered the Melrose graffiti art movement in the late 80s and innovating the West Coast hip-hop and street art aesthetic beginning in the early 90s.
Artist Website 

Cache is most known for his vibrant chubby chickens, which have become icons in the Los Angeles cityscape. A common focus for Cache is reviving neglected areas of the city and replacing institutionalized colors with his vibrant murals as well as questioning the effects of corporate logos and consumer branding. 
Artist Website 

A CSREA Group Research Grant Event.

Co-sponsored by Third World Center Latino Heritage Series, Urban Studies Program, Cogut Center for the Humanities, & US Latino Studies Fund.