Conserve/Condemn

Alan Joson


Traveling through Athens and the Cycladic islands, one is immediately aware of the history and grandeur of the Greek people. While ancient ruins and archaeological excavations are common sights, one is keenly aware of a melancholic decay that exists among the narrowest alleyways and neglected façades. Is it possible that graffiti represents a new urban sensibility? Is this urban decay or urban revitalization?