Hijacking Banksy: using a contemporary art mystery to increase academic readership

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In this article I examine the methodological and ethical rigor of a geographic profiling study and resulting article, published in 2016 in "Journal of Spatial Science", which identifies by name a candidate for being the artist known as Banksy.

I demonstrate that the article is characterized by a number of methodological flaws which fundamentally undermine the researchers’ basis for determining Banksy’s identity.

On this background I argue that the researchers’ decision to include a specific name in the article is ethically problematic.
Sidor (från-till)60-66
Antal sidor7
TidskriftStreet Art & Urban Creativity Scientific Journal
StatusPublished - 2016 dec.

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ)

  • Konstvetenskap
  • Sociologi (exklusive socialt arbete, socialpsykologi och socialantropologi)

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