Mr KRS has spotted this press release on the council’s website, apparently a new DVD is being published by the council to encourage the young people of Bristol to stop doing illegal graffiti. As the release says;
“The DVD aims to stimulate discussion about graffiti, increase respect for their local environment and educate young people about the effect getting caught can have on their lives. It will also show them how participating in legal street art is a much better alternative to this illegal activity.”
This blog’s all in favour of promoting discussion on this area, but i’d be interested to see how they can show how participating in legal street art if better than illegal activity. Perhaps if they council believed this it would have left the work alone on stokes croft? One of the main arguments for it being better in the press release seems to be the fact that it’s not illegal, which is a little too circular an argument to my mind.
Anyway, the release says the video is on youtube, but unsurprisingly it’s not, but will keep an eye out for it. The release also says there’s a facebook group you can join, but actually it’s just a profile you can become friends with.
So, not the best start to promoting the campaign then. Will be interested to see what else happens.