Tag: Name Writing in Public Space.
A conference about tagging,
in history and today.
2 & 3 September 2019.
The Tag Conference is an international meeting where both academics and non-academics talk about contemporary tagging and its historical antecedents. After successful instalments in Berlin (2017) and Amsterdam (2018), Tag takes place in 2019 as part of the program of CityLeaks Urban Art Festival Cologne.
All lectures are free and open to the public.
The call for papers for the Tag Conference 2019 has received applications from fourteen countries in Europe, North and South America. A total of twelve papers have been selected to present together with our six guest speakers. See the complete list of speakers below.
Research approaches include calligraphy, art history, dance, archaeology, spoken word, anthropology, sociology, urban studies, photography, cinematography, internet studies, philosophy and graffiti studies.
On the weekend immediately preceding the conference, and also in Cologne, the same team behind Tag welcomes you to the Unlock Book Fair, the annual meeting of the international graffiti and street art publishing scene.
Egidio Emiliano Bianco (IT)
Lee 163d vs Lee Quiñones, or graffiti writing vs ‘graffiti painting’
Rubí Celia Ramírez (MX)
Oral history in the streets: a proposal for the construction of knowledge from urban writers in México City
Andrea Mubi Brighenti (IT)
A philosophy of tag writing
Adam Void (US)
The fourth wave is here: a graffiti diaspora into rural America
Julian Windisch (DE)
Province poetry: tags, toys and trash
Vittorio Parisi (IT)
On the coexistence of tags and weeds in urban interstices: towards an aesthetic of infestation
Katja Glaser (DE)
4rtist: : ) type alt +1, a case study
Norbert Kirbach (DE)
Zhang Dali, China’s first graffiti writer
Orestis Pangalos (GR)
Mofi’s poetic interventions, abstract automatic writing in public spaces 2005–2008
Carl Cattermole (UK)
I i i i i love u u u u u
Tobias Barenthin (SE)
Tracing influences and style in graffiti, the case of Luleå
Charles Van Linden (US)
Atlanta style: mapping the local in the digital age
Anica Nießner (DE)
On the tracks of tagging in 17th Century paintings of Dutch church interiors
Vincent Baumgartner (CH)
Buildings tell tales: carved graffiti in Budapest
12h LUNCH BREAK
María Fernanda López Jaramillo (EC)
Chapeteo: episodes of ‘guayaco’ urban graphics we would rather forget
Javier Abarca (ES)
Moniker writing in Europe
14:30 COFFEE BREAK
Per Englund & Tobias Barentin (SE)
The wandering photographer: tag collecting and city mapping in the smartphone era
Malcolm Jacobson (SE)
What’s your Insta? Instagram as extension of tags and graffiti identities
Mathieu Tremblin (FR)
Tagging as a tool for indexing our daily paths in IRL and URL public spaces
Kadir ‘Amigo’ Memis (TR/DE)
BOUZUQΣΣ, hommage to graffiti
Inside the gancheros meeting (raw footage, 63’, 2014)
Nofrontery Films and Adrian Macías (MX)
A rare look into the obscure “ganchos” tagging culture of Monterrey, screened in a loop during the whole conference