Nuart Plus Street Art Conference

Day 1: Living Heritage



13:30–14:20, free entry


Fame! The totemic principle in subcultural graffiti

Dr Erik Hannerz (SE)


For over 40 years the concept of fame – as in subcultural recognition and celebrity – has been the self-evident answer to explain the driving force behind the how’s, where’s, what’s and why’s of subcultural graffiti. In this talk, cultural criminologist Erik Hannerz will approach fame less for what it is and more on what fame does, arguing that fame works to materialise collective emotions, ideals and boundaries that are otherwise ephemeral and intangible.



Aberdeen Art Gallery, Cowdray Hall, Schoolhill, AB10 1JQ

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