This website was created in 2013 by Julia Tulke as part of the research project Aesthetics of Crisis: Political Street Art in Athens in the Context of the Crisis and has documented the ongoing development of the project ever since.

Aesthetics of Crisis began in January 2013. A number of research visits, spread out over the course of four months formed the foundation for a Master’s Thesis submitted to the department of European Ethnology at the Humboldt University of Berlin. Smaller follow-up visits in 2015, 2016, and 2017 have allowed me to deepen my engagement with the streets of Athens and follow the emergence of new themes and artists over time.

In 2015 I joined the PhD program in in Visual and Cultural Studies at the University of Rochester, NY, where my previous work in Athens will serve as a point of departure for my dissertation project.


Julia Tulke
Graduate Program in Visual and Cultural Studies
506 Morey Hall
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY 14627-0456

Aesthetics of Crisis research exhibition in Berlin 2013. Photo courtesy of Ana Baumgart