Street art can act as a form of urban exploration, challenging the city discourses presented to us. This tour will take you around areas of Melbourne whereby the city has begun to become an arena for play opposed to a capitalist arena.
Acts of urban exploration can challenge our preconceived notions of mobility in space, this is because our mobility depends on our orientation of oneself to others and the world (Adey, 2009), and our engagement with space and power structures (Cresswell, 2006; Merrimen, 2007). Practices such as street art, parkour and skateboarding challenge preconceived notions on how we should inhabit space (Adey, 2009) and are an act of people attempting to reclaim social identity (Urry, 2000). However enforced regulations on where these practices can be performed in space, are changing how we perform these practices.