Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Photo query: NSA-related graffiti in DC

A government official's email on community lists is seeking reports of NSA-related political graffiti, to be able to send out crews to eradicate it. 

But I'd like to see some if people have come across it.... tell me where it is or send me images.


P.S.  Yes, the "commercial district/urban revitalizer" in me has problems with graffiti, because it is seen as a sign of urban disorder, hurts perceptions of communities, and is especially worrysome to nonresidents, etc. 

But at the same time, I do appreciate creative graffiti and political expression.

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At 4:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

13th st ne just north of c st

At 5:15 PM, Blogger Richard Layman said...


At 5:17 PM, Anonymous -CR said...

There are some photos on seeclickfix. Search 20002 and graffiti. Just scrawled messages really.

At 8:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

grafitti scrawled on beautiful statuary or well made buildings is bullshit and should never be tolerated- graffitti is perfect for Bauhaus atrocities or brutalist blank walls. It helps- as color and visual interest is a natural human response to the apathetic modernism we often face in our post WW2 cities. Descerating a lovely furness or Burnham structure is a horrible idea in my book- it is already art-

At 9:16 AM, Blogger Richard Layman said...

CR -- thanks. That beats going down to look at them. Not particularly artful.

At 9:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No matter the message, graffitti is always just simply vandalism.


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