Peter Bengtsen

Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Art History
  • Sociology


  • street art, graffiti, urban art, public art, public space, spatial justice, street art studies, street art wold, ecocriticism, visual ecocriticism, urban creativity


One of my main research interests is street art as an artistic and social phenomenon. I have been writing about street art since 2006.

In 2014 I published my first book on the topic entitled The Street Art World.

My most recent book, Street Art and the Environment, discusses how art may influence the relationship between humans and nature. The book was independently published by Almendros de Granada Press in June 2018.

My research on street art has led to an interest in spatial justice and the publicness of public space.

From October 2018 to May 2019 I coordinated the research theme Urban Creativity at the Pufendorf Institute for Advanced Studies at Lund University.

In May 2019 I co-founded the interdisciplinary research network Urban Creativity Lund.

Recent research outputs

Peter Bengtsen, 2019 Dec 2, In : Lo Squaderno. 54, p. 37-39 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Peter Bengtsen, 2019 Nov, The Cambridge Handbook of Copyright in Street Art and Graffiti. Bonadio, E. (ed.). Cambridge University Press, p. 41-52 12 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

Peter Bengtsen, 2019 Sep 23, In : Visual Communication Quarterly. 26, 3, p. 190-191

Research output: Contribution to journalReview (Book/Film/Exhibition/etc.)

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