“THE STREET ART PROJECT”

“THE STREET ART PROJECT”

The “Street Art Project” is being conducted under the auspices of the Center for the Study of Crime (CSC) from February 2018 until today with coordination by Konstantina – Maria Konstantinou (Sociologist, MA in Criminology) and scientific cooperation by Mrs. Evdoxia Fasoula (Judicial and Analytical Graphologist – Lawyer). From February 2018 to February 2019 (a first round of participation) there was a seven-member scientific working group.

Η φωτογραφία ανήκει στην Κωνσταντίνα – Μαρία Κωνσταντίνου, Τεχνόπολη, περιοχή Κεραμεικού της Αθήνας

The picture is credited to Konstantina – Maria Konstantinou, Technopolis, Keramikos area in Athens, Greece

Coordinated by: Konstantina – Maria Konstantinou, Sociologist – MA in Criminology, Panteion University

Scientific Cooperation: Eudoxia Fasoula, Judicial and Analytical Graphologist – Lawyer, Doctor of Law, University of Munich

Scientific Working Group:

George Yakouvakis, Sociologist – MA “Criminology”, Panteion University

Angeliki – Fanouria Giannaki, Law, National Kapodistrian University of Athens, MA “Criminology and Criminal Justice, Faculty of Criminology, Faculty of Law”, University of Oxford – UK

Joanna Dervisi, Law, National Kapodistrian University, Postgraduate LLM “Forensics, Criminology & Law” Maastricht University – The Netherlands

Katerina Kalogeraki, Sociologist, Panteion University, Msc in criminal law and addictions, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Nefeli Bafouni, Psychologist, National Kapodistrian University of Athens

Angeliki Peponi, Sociologist – MA “Criminology”, Panteion University

Mary Foskolou, Department of Mass Media, National Kapodistrian University of Athens – MA “Criminology”, Panteion University

The project was created and inspired on 2015 by Konstantina – Maria Konstantinou. After her initiative, the idea took “flesh” at the Center for the Study of Crime (CSC).

More generally, this Project has achieved some of the following goals:

  • Examination of the national, European and international legal framework related to artistic interventions in public space (theoretical unit, text, Legal approach by Angeliki Giannakis and Ioanna Dervisi).
  • Studying Street Art’s Historical and Strong Relationship with Graffiti (Theoretical Unit, Text, Phenomenological Approach by Giorgos Yakouvakis, Katerina Kalogeraki and Konstantina Konstantinou).
  • In formulating definitions of concepts and clearly separating the materials / tools used by technology, including its approach through graphological analysis.
  • In creating the typology of Street Art artists (through “reports”, text and photos, which we regularly perform in the 2018 – 2019 season, we have succeeded in analyzing their work to understand their style and choice of social themes. So, overall, in our reports, we have the typology of the modern generation of Athenians street artists.
  • Street Art’s interdisciplinary connection to the humanities and social sciences is central to crime prevention, in particular through primary, secondary and tertiary education and other public / private actors.
  • In formulating anti-crime policy proposals through the use of Street Art in the public as well as in the confined space of detention shops and as an alternative to imprisonment, in particular in the context of enforcing and enforcing the welfare of juvenile (and young) offenders.

Project Actions & Reports

The main reason that was called “Project” for this particular scientific endeavor lies in the very timely dimension that characterizes the subject of study and deepening itself[1]. So, in contrast to the ephemeral duration of a “Street Art” project on the streets of Athens and beyond, “Street Art” itself remains timely, continuous, present and ready to respond to any social, economic, political challenge. Therefore, its study requires awakening, duration and alertness.


[1] Hughes M. L., “Street Art & Graffiti Art: Developing an Understanding”, Art & Design Theses, Georgia State University, 2009.

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