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Tracking Transience: How to Read Graffiti on Laramie’s Architecture

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Pfefferle, Eileen
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Frye, Dr. Susan
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Laramie, Wyoming

University of Wyoming
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2009-05-15

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Graffiti provide an opportunity for the writer and reader to adapt the dominant order – architecture, writing, and reading – and engage in the city’s landscape. This presentation explores how the graffito is experienced. De Certeau’s The Practice of Everyday Life and Juliet Fleming’s Graffiti and the Writing Arts of Early Modern England provide a platform from which to approach writing that takes place on a city’s walls instead of within the confines of a page. I use the work of de Certeau and Fleming to examine the processes of writing and reading graffiti by considering how and where graffiti are written and read, graffiti’s relation to the landscape, and their relation to the social order of a community. Through a consideration of the process of writing and reading graffiti, the form of the graffito – including the written surface, and the content of the graffito, it is possible to ponder how graffiti reveal what is, and is not present in Laramie, WY. Graffiti in the downtown alleys and on the Garfield pedestrian bridge urge the casual passerby to pay attention to the unique character of Laramie and to the surrounding landscape.
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From - Undergraduate Research Day 2009 - Celebration of Research - Abstracts
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Graffiti

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Community social order

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Laramie Wyoming

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Undergrauate Research Day 2009

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