Spatial Narratives in the City: Art, Graffiti, and Movement

  • Susan FordeEmail author
Part of the Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies book series (RCS)


This chapter starts by looking at narratives of transformative movement through street art, graffiti, broad patterns of movement, and education. In focus, the Street Arts Festival (SAF) in Mostar is discussed as an actor which facilitates conflict transformation in the city, through street art. Comparably, graffiti is also discussed but as divisive scripting in space. The chapter then discusses different variables of movement and the impact of corruption on the reconstruction of the city. Social narratives of contemporary movement in the context of the institutional divides are then introduced and followed by a discussion of the impact of the divided education system in the city.


Spatial narratives Street art Graffiti Movement Education Mostar 


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  1. 1.Department of PoliticsUniversity of YorkYorkUK

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