Instagram as Container and Platform: a Digital Street Art Tour

deTour curated by: Unimelb, 2015

The purpose of this tour is to examine Instagram's emergence as a popular platform for street art and how it as a container shapes the content of street art. The tour will be conducted digitally via the Instagram account @streetartoninstatour to reinforce the point being made- that street art is being increasingly consumed on this digital space. This new direction in street arts media history changes the way street art is both experienced and produced.

To begin the tour, one must follow the account @streetartoninstatour. After doing so, you will be tagged in the comments section of a photo on Instagram where you will find a comment left from the @streetartpninstatour account which will begin the discussion and provide further instruction on how to get to your next stop.

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