ON WALLS is a small, independent and free research group on walls and practices related to walls (planners, administrators, investors, muralists, graffiti writers, street artists, designers, advertisers…) in the context of contemporary urban environments. Please see the "About" page for more info.


Luke Dickens


Luke Dickens is a doctoral student in cultural geography at the Department of Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. His developing research interests attend to the geographies of urban inscription, intervention and exploration; the theoretical intersections of culture and the city; and experimental qualitative methodologies. Working with case studies in London and New York City, his thesis investigates the contested terrain between art and economy, creativity and crime, as negotiated by those involved in the production, circulation and consumption of an emergent ‘post-graffiti’ aesthetic practice.

Selected Publications:

Dickens, L. (forthcoming) ‘Pictures on Walls: post-graffiti, screenprinting and the city’, City, Special Issue on ‘Street Art’ (edited by Kurt Iveson, University of Sydney).

Dickens, L. (2008) ‘Placing post-graffiti: the journey of the Peckham Rock’, Cultural Geographies, 15(4): 471-496

Dickens, L. (2008) ‘Finders Keepers: performing the street, the gallery and the spaces in-between’, Liminalities: a Journal of Performance Studies, 4(1): 1-30, Special Issue on ‘The City’ (edited by Daniel Makagon, DePaul University, Chicago). See http://liminalities.net/4-1/finderskeepers.htm

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