Street Art and the Environment – a new book by Peter Bengtsen

Publicerad den 15 augusti 2018

Peter Bengtsen recently released his second book on street art. Since the publication of his first book <link https: bengtsen_p._2014_._the_street_art_world external-link-new-window external link in new>The Street Art World (2014), art historian and sociologist <link http: en person peterbengtsen external-link-new-window external link in new>Peter Bengtsen has continued his research in the field of street art studies. His new book, Street Art and the Environment explores environmental artworks, mainly in urban public space. Street Art and the Environment (<link https: external-link-new-window external link in new>Almendros de Granada Press 2018) examines a number of environment-themed interventions by artists including Banksy, Bordalo II, Escif, John Fekner, Pejac and Ernest Zacharevic. The book suggests that street art, partly due to its unauthorised placement in everyday settings, is well-suited to shift attitudes and behaviours related to environmental challenges. The book also considers how online viewing may affect the experience of artworks and, in turn, their potential to influence people regarding the environment. More information about Street Art and the Environment is available <link https: bengtsen_p._2018_._street_art_and_the_environment external-link-new-window external link in new>here. Street Art and the Environment is the result of a research project financed by The Crafoord Foundation and The Gyllenstierna Krapperup’s Foundation.