Graffiti and Street Art Research: an Outsider Perspective

Mari Myllylä, Jonna Tolonen

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In this paper we discuss our endeavours and experiences in the field of graffiti and street art research (GSAR) in the form of a dialogue. We reflect on planning and engaging with GSAR, contemplate our (field) work, analyse the methods we have developed, and shed light on the possibilities that arose during research processes. In particular, we focus on what it is like to do GSAR as outsiders, i.e. as those who are not writers or artists themselves, or who do research into a graffiti or street art scene that is foreign to them.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-115
Number of pages5
JournalNuArt Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jun 2023
MoEC publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • graffiti
  • street art
  • research
  • gsar
  • reflection
  • outsiders

Field of science

  • Visual arts and design


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