Don’t Be Caught Without Your Shorts!

From spray paint to stencils and wheat paste posters to stickers street art, including graffiti, in San Francisco is as ubiquitous as stop lights and neon in creating the pastiche of urban culture. Moving beyond its humble New York origins that made claim to name and ‘hood on subway cars, graffiti has expanded from its roots as an exclusionary language targeting a select subculture to a high level of social integration evidenced by its appropriation within popular culture and willingness to address social ills, utopian visions and, still, the counter culture ethos of promoting individuality over community.
Host: IIDA San Francisco City Center
Location: Mission District, San Francisco