Podcast #069: Street Art

A piece of colourful street art on a wall. It's of a girl with long hair, lying in the flowers on her stomach, with her legs bent up in the air. Her sandals are on the grass behind her.

Welcome to Episode 069 of my “Travel Tales From Beyond The Brochure” podcast.

I’ve wanted to do an episode on Street Art for a while, as it’s a subject that’s always appealed to me. I’ll often see if there’s a street art tour in a place I’ll be travelling to, and I’m always veering off down side-alleys in search of it when I’m walking through a city. As a result, this episode is my longest yet.

Topics discussed in this episode are:

  • Leg Update and other housekeeping
  • A brief history of street art
  • What counts as street art
  • Why do people like street art
  • The art industry sucks
  • Community and Belonging
  • Street art in Brussels
  • The Stockholm Metro
  • Glasgow’s Mural Trail and the SWG3 community
  • Street art tours
  • Wall murals in Palestine and Berlin
  • Street art in Chile
  • Council-funded public art projects around the world
  • Examples of unusual public art
  • Public art in Brussels
  • Yarn-bombing
  • The famous Glasgow traffic cone

You can listen via the feed above, or via Spotify, or on your podcast app of choice. Let me know if it isn’t, by the way, and I’ll see what I can do. In addition, a PDF transcript of this episode is available.

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Amanda Kendle’s podcast on street art is here
SWG3 can be found here

Instagram accounts of some street artists include:
Rogue One
Creaturi Dragute

Contributions for this pod came from:

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