From the Research Lab: Urban Art in Southern Tel Aviv / an Online Lecture by Yael Shapira
In 2012, the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality declared the carpentry workshops area in Florentin neighborhood an Official Graffiti Park. The accelerated gentrification in the southern part of the city, along with the evolving landscape of commercial art in Israel, facilitated the emergence of street art in the area. Featuring an extensive collection of culturally significant artworks that have been on display in the public sphere for over a decade, the area is in danger of disappearing under real estate bulldozers. The Municipality considers street art an essential part of the city and wishes to support this artistic movement and its ongoing growth, preserving its universal value for future generations. How can we enable and promote a thriving street art scene in a changing urban environment? Join us for a lecture by art researcher Yael Shapira, presenting the thought processes and guiding principles of the current spatial and planning recommendations outlining the conservation of street art in southern Tel Aviv.
Photo: Michael Jacobson