Alba Griffin: “Discourses of violence in Bogota’s urban visual landscape”

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  • Newcastle University
  • Iberian-American Studies
  • a.griffin2@newcastle.ac.uk

My research focuses on urban imaginaries of violence in Bogota, Colombia, through the lens of graffiti and street art. I explore the interplay between different manifestations of violence, from political violence to structural and symbolic inequality, and analyse the ways in which these forms of urban intervention draw attention to the textures of violence in everyday urban space. Drawing on ethnographic and reception studies approaches, my current research speaks not only to the processes of intervening in the urban visual landscape but also the ways in which the wider public engages with discourses of violence through the interpretation of different forms of graffiti and street art.