Im September 2017 fand die erste „TAG Conference“ an der Freien Universität Berlin statt, die Wissenschaftler und Künstler, akademische und nicht-akademische Beiträge zum Thema Tagging zusammenbrachte. Vom 6.-7. Dezember 2018 soll nun die Folgeveranstaltung stattfinden, diesmal in Amsterdam.
Abstracts auf Englisch können bis zum 16. September 2018 eingereicht werden.
Aus der Email der Organisatoren:
„The Tag Conference showed there is a growing body of research being produced around name writing, but its two days of lectures barely scratched the surface of this largely underexplored field. This is why we are happy to announce the second Tag Conference for this winter in Amsterdam, a new opportunity to conceptually frame contemporary tagging and to study it alongside its abundant historical antecedents.
The conference once again provides space for the discussion of a wide range of topics, such as the study of tagging as a form of calligraphy, tagging’s role as a device for understanding the environment, the history and folklore of past and present tagging cultures, and the relation of tagging with other forms of graphic communication in public space.
On the days directly after the conference, and also in Amsterdam, the same team behind Tag welcomes you to the Unlock Book Fair, the fair for graffiti and street art publications.
The Tag Conference welcomes the participation of non-scholars, and will consider any alternative presentational format such as panel debates, artist discussions, photography or video.
All lectures are free and open to the public.“