List of References

Adey, P., (2006) If Mobility is Everything Then it is Nothing: Towards a Relational Politics of (Im)mobilities, Mobilities, 1(1), pp. 74-94. Adey, P., (2009) Facing Airport Security: Affect Biopolitics, and the Securitisation of the Mobile Body,…

Stop 4 – Skate Park - Regulation of Space

However, city management and governments have begun to recognize certain practices challenging spatial use; as a result, they have begun to increasingly regulate these practices. Space is controlled for ‘’acceptable’’ uses by regulation…

Stop 3 – Lincoln Square - Skating and Parkour

Skating is a transgressive activity that has strongly emerged in cities to challenge the regulations imposed on urban space and how we should move around it (Borden, 1998) - transforming space beyond its designated functions (Bordon,…

Stop 2 – Hosier Lane

Acts such as graffiti, street art, parkour and skating, challenge the spatial zonings enforced by society and claims of ownership on space, representing alternative forms of urban exploration (Bloch, 2008). This subverts our tendency to consider…

Stop 1 – Climbing over Hosier Lane - Urban Exploration

The practice of urban exploration is a loose term discovery and exploration of unseen parts of the built environment (Deyo and Leibowitz, 2003; Garrett, 2010a; Ninjalicious, 2005; Rapp, 2010), locating derelict and disused sites seeking to…

5th Stop: Blue Bird Near Brunswick Street

After, head to Argyle Street where you will see many different pieces of innovative pieces. There are many artworks with graffiti tagged over it on this street, but look for the art piece of an eloquent blue bird shown in this picture. If you look…

3rd Stop: Hosier Lane

Hosier Lane is an iconic laneway in Melbourne where street artists can spray paint legally. In this photo, you can see the several different layers of graffiti because artwork is constantly being gone over at this iconic spot. Since it is legal,…

4th Stop: Hodgkinson Street and Smith Street by NOST

Now the tour will make its way to the Gas and Fuel depot wall on the corner of Hodgkinson Street and Smith Street. As you can see, NOST has been written over something in the background. This something was painted in 1986 by Melbourne artists Eve…

"The Genital Removal Experts" : Stop #3

Melbourne’s Hosier Lane is one of the most known and visited tourist desinations. One piece inparticular, a two-story high painting, depicted another nude selfie, althouhg this one uncensored by black bars. Ironically this piece in an area that…

Kim and Em: Stop #2

The next stop, just a few miles away, is another replica of a Kim Kardashian original. The same artist, just two days after it was posted on Instagram, portrayed the life-size reproduction. Kardashian’s post, which received comments from…