Graffiti is illegal in NYC, but there’s one organization that’s advocating for it. Writing On It All is back for its 4th summer of pro-graffiti programming on historic Governors Island, where the group organizes sessions throughout the summer that invite the public to write graffiti in a historic house.
Led by artists like Edwin Torres and group Collective:Unconscious, Writing On It All has teamed up with the Trust for Governors Island and the Historic House Trust of New York to tag the 2016 summer session. Each one has a different theme, and participants are encouraged to speak to that theme in their writings.
A little bit about the program, per its website,
Writing On It All pushes back against inherited beliefs that literature and writing are,or should be, the preserve of a special few. We do this by engaging writers working in multiple genres and media to experiment with literature as an embodied and collective practice. Writing On It All supports writers in developing public arts programming, at the same time offering a platform for building a public, site-specific creative practice.
(via NY Curbed)