The objective of this new law reform proposal is to connect the graffiti with the city aesthetic and to generate consciousness about the care of public spaces. The Cuenca Municipality is creating new by-laws governing the use of public spaces as it applies to art and murals. This seeks to allow more public art and cultural spaces in the city, and less ‘tagging’. Graffiti is defined as a painting, or other artistic expression characterized by its illegality and for generally reflecting urban buildings and spaces. A “tag” is the signature of the person who creates the graffiti, a name written…
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