The Mayor of Rome vs graffiti
ARTinvestment.RU   07 августа 2009

Rome mayor has decided that a fine does not help, and wants to make graffitistov manually clean the walls of his creations

The Mayor of Rome Gianni Aleman (Gianni Alemanno) decided to fight graffiti. Rather than take the fines from those who spoil their figures monuments and private homes, he proposed to make their own hand to clean the walls of their creations. Aleman also urged the Government to approve the bill, which he said would help solve this national problem.

In the big cities of the Italian graffiti found almost everywhere: there is almost no remaining streets are not touched by the various figures and inscriptions. The costs of urban and public authorities to bring the walls and monuments in order, constitute a very sizeable sum, not to mention the lost time.

According to the amendment to the bill on Public Safety recently approved by the Parliament of Italy, graffitisty caught the second time in the drawing figures and inscriptions, can be from six months to two years imprisonment, as well as the obligation to pay a fine of from 1,5 up to 10 thousand euro.

The Minister for Youth Affairs George Meloni (Giorgia Meloni) said that negotiating with the most famous representatives of Italian street art on how to solve this problem and to distinguish between artists and vandals. She also reported that plans to meet with representatives of ANCI, the national association representing the interests of city councils to discuss the issue of artist-graffitistam space for creativity.

Most of the young Italian graffitistov believe that all these measures will not be able to stop them, because the application drawings and inscriptions where it is not allowed and where it will strike the eye - one of the most exciting creative sides process.

This form of art has deep roots in Italian culture. Archaeological finds indicate that the first who have applied to the outer walls of their homes pictures and inscriptions, as drawn, and protsarapannye were the Romans.

Polls showed that most young people in Italy see graffiti as art, rather than as an act of vandalism. Many consider it an acceptable way of expression, but also the decoration of walls, especially in remote or abandoned urban areas.

material produced Catherine Onuchin, AI

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