8 Jun 2015

Graffiti - street art or vandalism?

From Nine To Noon, 10:11 am on 8 June 2015

Is graffiti street art or vandalism? Why does the sight of a block wall covered in bright spray paint incite such strong feelings in many?

Auckland University sociologist Dr Ronald Kramer argues that there is now a whole subset of graffiti writers who paint with permission and a growing tolerance for street art.

In fact, in Christchurch, he says it has become a part of the city-scape as the urban area rebuilds. Dr Ronald Kramer talks about the ‘art form’ with Kathryn Ryan.