Graffiti is usually an expression of dissatisfaction. We live in a society marked by the idea that everything is for sale, and any person who doesn’t like or accept something must pay for it. If someone gets angry with another, they need to leave a statement of their dissatisfaction. Graffiti offers another way of expressing that dissatisfaction and an opportunity to take a stand in the face of a society full of people who don’t like the way you live.
How are people arrested for graffiti?
Graffiti is generally classed as a public order crime, and therefore is punishable by fines, up to £500 and a maximum two year prison sentence. People should be aware that graffiti is illegal and illegal behaviour is punished very severely by the law, so it is important to follow the law.
What are your other graffiti-related projects?
I have always wanted to open a graffiti museum in Manchester. We need volunteers and the opportunity to raise money is the best way to make a difference.
More about my Projects
To explore my latest projects and to see what graffiti looks and feels like in the streets of Manchester I recommend you visit our gallery of my recent works. If you would like to join my team to make a difference to graffiti in Manchester, please contact us on 0161 859 1750.
“I am sorry but I have not been able to see any of your posts since we began our conversation.”
This is a very common response when a young adult writes. Many of us have written online for fun or to entertain. But a growing number of parents are now starting conversations with their teen about issues like violence, drugs, and alcohol.
I thought it would be interesting to look at who is speaking on behalf of these adolescents when their parents don’t approve. Most often, what we see online is teen accounts written by anonymous accounts. When I spoke with one of these anonymous accounts, he told me about how he used to call me “Mom” and my Facebook account “Mommy” and have my parents ask me to change my name to “Joe.”
This is something we can all understand, especially when these conversations start from a place of love and a mutual respect for the other’s perspectives.
What parents often ask of teens is that they keep the conversations on their personal timeline and don’t post to social media. This may be the best approach for some and it is not for others. I have heard a parent ask for anonymity on Facebook because what