Tag: name writing in public space

A conference about tagging, in history and today
14 & 15 September 2017
Freie Universität, GSNAS



Written signatures, or tags, are the central element of graffiti culture, and the most widely practiced form of public art. Yet tagging has rarely been the subject of serious examination. The Tag Conference has been a first attempt to conceptually frame contemporary tagging, and to study it alongside its abundant but largely ignored historical antecedents.

The Tag Conference gathered thirty-two contributions from all five continents, and the room was exceptionally full during the two days. In addition to the speakers selected from the call for papers, the event included lectures by a complete line-up of invited specialists. All lectures were free-entrance and open to the public.

Tag was directed by Javier Abarca and Edward Birzin.

See the full program here: jfki.fu-berlin.de/graduateschool/events/other/tag

See the call for papers here:  jfki.fu-berlin.de/en/graduateschool/events/other/cfp_tag