Street Art and the Environment
Research output: Book/Report › Book
Issues like climate change and unsustainable natural resource consumption are climbing ever higher on the international political agenda. Scientific reports, media coverage and information campaigns advise the public about these complex matters, including the environmental impact of human activity. It can however be difficult to engage people with facts and figures alone.
This book examines a number of environment-themed artistic interventions. It suggests that street art, partly due to its unauthorised placement in everyday settings, is well-suited to shift attitudes and behaviours. The book also considers how online viewing may affect the experience of artworks and, in turn, their potential to influence people regarding the environment.
Peter Bengtsen is an art historian and sociologist. He has been writing about street art since 2006. His first book, "The Street Art World", was published by Almendros de Granada Press in 2014.
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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY
|Place of Publication||Lund|
|Publisher||Almendros de Granada Press|
|Number of pages||117|
|Publication status||Published - 2018 Jun|
Related research output
Research output: Contribution to conference › Paper, not in proceeding
2015/11/01 → 2017/12/31
Activity: Talk or presentation › Invited talk