The Role of Democracy in Graffiti Development
in the United States and the Czech Republic

by Leah Heiser

In the Czech Republic and the United States, the popularity of graffiti developed during times of social change and unrest. In the Czech Republic and the United States, government and social strain silenced the voices of younger generations. Due to graffiti’s limitless boundaries and embracement of all styles, cultures, and messages, it arises as a solution for societies searching for change. Graffiti encapsulates the ideals of democracy because it is essentially a free form of art. Graffiti attracts those in search for a voice and arises as main stream art form when societies either express the need for a democratic country or are exercising existing rights as one already. (click below to download the paper)

The Role of Democracy in Graffiti Development in the United States and the Czech Republic

 

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