Tag: name writing in public space

A conference about tagging, in history and today
Berlin 2017, Amsterdam 2018

tag conference 2018


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 is the first academic event to conceptually frame contemporary tagging, and to study it alongside its abundant but largely ignored historical antecedents.

The event has taken place in Berlin (2017) and Amsterdam (2018) with a combined fifty-four contributions from all five continents and an exceptionally successful turnout in both occasions.

In addition to the speakers selected from the call for papers, both events included lectures by a complete line-up of invited specialists. All lectures were free-entrance and open to the public.

Directed by Javier Abarca and Edward Birzin.