Around the world, street art and graffiti populate the world’s most famous vibrant cultural capitals: New York, Berlin, and Paris, for example. However, street artists are often competing for the same urban space as real estate developers. As neighbourhoods are bought up to make room for apartment high-rises and luxury buildings, poor working-class residents are driven out, street artists are punished with high fines, and urban art sites are demolished.
While street artists often protest these changes with their art and graffiti, at times they are often called back to bring cultural assets to the neighborhood. In my sketch, my solution provides an abandoned building for street artists to do their work in the new neighborhoods. This vertical wall design allows people to express their thoughts visually.