January 28, 2015

Redefining Space and Self: A look at Street art, Ideology, and Banksy

Matthew Resendes Medeiros

This lecture will focus on how street artists can transform notions of public space and encourage social movements. He looks forward to discussing modern street art and artists such as the enigmatic Banksy.

 About the Presenter

Matthew Medieros

Matthew is a first year masters student specializing in Sociocultural and Linguistic anthropology. He is currently examining notions of “disability” within educational frameworks, and how identity is formed, internalized, and contested within these contexts. He has core interests in notions regarding the malleability of identities and space, and thus has also had long standing interests in the politics of street art, ideological notions of space, and dissent. Matthew received his Honours Bachelor of Science (HBSc) from the University of Toronto in 2013. He graduated with high distinctions and was granted the Award for Outstanding Performance in Anthropology from the University of Toronto at Mississauga for being the top student in his department’s graduating class.


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