15 pieces of street art and graffiti from Europe and beyond showing solidarity in the ongoing refugee crisis

EU immigration and border politics have been subject to criticism for years¹ - particularly regarding the increasingly militarized securitization of its external frontier. In recent weeks the rapid influx of refugees - mainly from war-torn Syria, Irak, and Afghanistan - and the EU's failure to provide an adequate and humane response have dramatically highlighted the consequences [...]

By | September 7th, 2015|blog|Comments Off on 15 pieces of street art and graffiti from Europe and beyond showing solidarity in the ongoing refugee crisis

Oxi – No – Nein: Some visual impressions from the streets of Athens

I arrived in Athens one day prior to the announcement of the Referendum on the Memorandum and left three days before its execution. During the week I spent in Athens I was able to witness some of the immediate reactions uttered in the streets of the city via graffiti slogans, posters, stencils and murals - [...]

By | July 5th, 2015|blog|Comments Off on Oxi – No – Nein: Some visual impressions from the streets of Athens

announcing: the ABC project – athens berlin caen

it has been a while since i have taken to this blog, but i have a special project to announce: the ABC project. initiated by french street artist oré last year, the ABC project aims to foster a transeuropean exchange about crisis and austerity through street art and graffiti. i am happy to have been resposible for organising the [...]

By | February 6th, 2015|blog|Comments Off on announcing: the ABC project – athens berlin caen

‘no euro, no vision’ – critical perspectives on europe in street art

ever since its founding the european union has been a controversial political project. the economic, political, and social crises that have erupted across the continent in the past five years have only intensified the existing conflicts. consequently the upcoming elections for the european parliament on may 25 will manifest a significant moment for the future of [...]

By | May 13th, 2014|blog|Comments Off on ‘no euro, no vision’ – critical perspectives on europe in street art

science slam potsdam february 7, 2014 – video and english text

in essence, a science slam is a format where young scientists and researchers are challenged to present their academic projects in an understandable and entertaining way. the problem: you only have exactly 10 minutes to do so.  a few weeks back i was kindly invited by the organizers of policult to take part in one [...]

By | February 23rd, 2014|blog|Comments Off on science slam potsdam february 7, 2014 – video and english text

interview with marsia tzivara of “burning from the inside”

there have been a number of documentaries dealing with the social and political impact of the greek crisis and particularly the violent rise of the neo-fascist party χρυσή αυγή - better known as golden dawn. marsia tzivara, a greek filmmaker and video activist that has been living in berlin for the past 2 years, takes a [...]

By | January 21st, 2014|blog, interviews|Comments Off on interview with marsia tzivara of “burning from the inside”

2013 : a year in crisis street art

as the first year of aesthetics of crisis is swiftly coming to an end, i thought a thematic end of year review might be an interesting experiment. so here it: is a year in crisis street art, emerging from urban activisms and social movements, featuring old and new icons, following no particular logic and informed [...]

By | December 31st, 2013|blog|Comments Off on 2013 : a year in crisis street art

new publication about aesthetics of crisis

after an eventful summer and a quiet autumn, i am happy to announce, that one of the projects i have been working on in the past months is finally out. the lovely people at sub\urban zeitschrift für kritische stadtforschung have included a photoessay of mine in their latest issue which explores the topic the postpolitical city? if you read [...]

By | December 11th, 2013|blog|Comments Off on new publication about aesthetics of crisis

athenian invasion at the stroke art fair 2013

since its founding in 2009 the stroke art fair has established itself as an international institution. alternating between berlin and munich, it showcases a growing number of galleries and artists from the fields of illustration, design, street art, and everything in between. traditionally galleries have formed the focal point of action, yet this year they also [...]

By | October 5th, 2013|blog|Comments Off on athenian invasion at the stroke art fair 2013

an eventful september

even before the disastrous night of 17 september the month had seen some meaningful events. first, the squatted athenian theatre project εμπρος was evicted and with it a space of autonomous and often transnational creative interventions. furthermore the teachers of greece took to the streets to protest extensive layoff plans. and then that tuesday night the unthinkable happened: the well-known [...]

By | September 23rd, 2013|blog|Comments Off on an eventful september

interview with süddeutsche zeitung/jetzt.de

unexpectedly the promotion of my exhibition this week led to a bit of media attention. i got to talk about my project and the exhibition to jetzt.de/süddeutsche zeitung, find the interview (in german) here. here's what the printed version in the papers looks like, the two artists in the pictures are dimitris taxis and WD.

By | July 23rd, 2013|blog|Comments Off on interview with süddeutsche zeitung/jetzt.de

“the invisible architectures of exarcheia” – a street art project by galldindie

galldindie at work i owe my acquaintance with marina - or rather her spraycan-wielding alter ego galldindie - to the lucky coincidence of running into her while she was painting her carnival de la vida trio on a wall not far from my house. it only took a few minutes of chatting to realize [...]

By | July 4th, 2013|blog|Comments Off on “the invisible architectures of exarcheia” – a street art project by galldindie

of penguins and tear gas – the street art and graffiti of #occupygezi

if you have been following the images that have been flooding the internet from the streets of turkey in the past days, you may have noticed that the movement of #occupygezi (also #direngezi, #resistanbul or #occupyturkey) has been quick to establish a very distinct visual identity - perhaps even more so since the turkish media [...]

By | June 9th, 2013|blog|Comments Off on of penguins and tear gas – the street art and graffiti of #occupygezi