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Posted by AnaK on 10.4.2014 13:17

This graffiti takes me into thinking about the current individualistic, free, democratic, and tolerant society. I question if it is really so tolerant and accepting of everything and everyone and I believe that the answer is not so simple. Social constructivism frames social life as a result of the social scenarios. Some existing social scenarios make sense of everyday life and give the meaning to everything around us. Our experience is ordered if something happens in a predictable way. The script is some kind of objective reality with which we must coordinate. Heterosexual sexual orientation could be classified in the category of "normal" sexuality. The reputation of socially expected sexual practice is usually entitled to heterosexual sexual orientation. According to this logic, gays and lesbians violate socially expected sexual behaviour. But at this point there should be involved a critical analysis. Is only a relationship between a man and a woman "normal" and should everything else necessarily be stigmatized and marginalized? Such a view is discriminatory. Homosexuality is just one of the sexual practices. Heterosexuality is also becoming prevalent and your identity should not be labelled deviant by society according to your sexual orientation. I believe that our horizons should be extended by knowledge and we should get rid of stereotypes, myths, preconceptions about sexuality, and allow freedom of expression of sexuality to become more socially acceptable and not such a big taboo, in order to facilitate gender equality and less profiling sexual orientation. This would pave the way to universal adoption of this mysterious alternative lifestyle. ...

Posted by Jerneja on 9.4.2014 10:33

Drug addiction is not a new phenomenon. It is worldwide and also rapidly increasing. As a curiosity, in the website www.siol.net I read that in Europe in 2012 73 new drugs or psychoactive substances were recorded. With globalization it became easier for drugs to be sold around the world due to, for example, erosion of national boundaries in Europe. It is necessary to emphasize drugs' harmfulness to the human body. For example, the drug called “Krokodil” which has been recently mentioned in the media and whose side effect is decomposition of the user’s body and consequently death. There are other drug-related health risks. Drugs affect brain cells, using the syringe increases the possibility of HIV infection and so on. It is sad to watch all the youth who became addicts. Fortunately, there are people, groups and organizations, who are struggling against their use. For example UNODC – United Nations Office On Drugs And Crime or DEA – Drug Enforcement Administration. There is also possibility for the treatment of drug addiction in various institutions such as communes. But the question is why people become drug addicts. Some reasons may be family relationships, trauma, “easier” coping with the pain, loneliness, sadness, curiosity, achieving comfort, pressure of society… I think we need to speak about the drug problem and inform people about their effects on body. Only prohibition is not sufficient. If you take drugs you are not “cool”! ...

Posted by mit on 4.4.2014 20:59

There are a few interesting graffitis in Dublin that are accompanied with text which says "Evolve urban art". The group of artists that are making graffitis around the town aims to spread more of urban art on the streets of Dublin. Dubliners really take good care of their historical buildings, so they are very strict with graffiters, they have high fines for offenders if they are caught. (an interesting article about this: http://www.thejournal.ie/graffiti-painted-across-from-immigrant-council-offices-1301926-Feb2014/ ). Most of the buildings in the central Dublin are archaeologically and culturally protected due to their rich history. There are two vikings on the graffiti. I think the left one represents an artist, offender or vandal meanwhile the right one represents a policeman which is probably defending his town and establishing law and order. I assume that since the right one owns a shield. The graffiti is situated on a shop door, so it is visible only when the shop is closed and that is a good way to fill space with art without making any damage or harm on buildings. It also attracts customers and curious eyes! ...

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Posted by:mit
Graffiti text:Evolve urban art
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Taken on:31.3.2014
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City:Dublin
Country:IRELAND
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Posted by:mit
Graffiti text:Blue hand
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Taken on:20.2.2014
Place:Near Metelkova street
City:Ljubljana
Country:SLOVENIA
Comment:The hand on this graffiti means power of control over people. Power holders are in this case government and state employees, who control ordinary citizens with setting and changing rules and orders. This hand holds power over people on this planet, giving or taking anything from them. The hand influences other people's lives, their economic standard and relations with other people. On the wrist there are politicians who use the hand and manipulate it as an excavator. The hand is in blue color which represents peace, trust, order and loyalty.
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Posted by:mit
Graffiti text:Old man
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Taken on:17.2.2014
Place:Retirement home in Ljubljana
City:Ljubljana
Country:SLOVENIA
Comment:This graffiti represents an old man sitting on a chair surrounded with books. These books represent the man's intelligence and knowledge. His beard also has a meaning it represents his wisdom which is increasing with age. Books are nowadays losing their value which is a reflection of the influence of new technologies. People simply type in Google the word they want to find information about, while earlier generations spent quite some time looking for information in books. I agree that it is much easier and positive for the environment to search data on the internet, but it really makes people lazy. There are not many people who take time to read a book because they always find an excuse for not doing it. For example they say they do not have time but they always have time to go to the cinema. When one reads an interesting book they really go deep into the story and pay more attention in comparison to watching a movie. But times are changing, books are getting replaced with internet and movies. Also, having a long beard nowadays (except in November http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Movember) is not really a good thing because one can easily get mistaken for a messy or homeless person. The reason for this, is because having long beard or hair on man is not popular anymore. It was popular in the 80s and 90s, but in the 2000s, every guy had short hair. There is also a fact that homeless people can not take care of themselves, so they can not shave. So nowadays, stereotypical homeless people have long fithy hair and long beard. ( http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/21/Homeless_man_in_Anchorage.jpg )
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Posted by:Judy Cheng
Graffiti text:I like the picture! It is so funny!
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Taken on:18.11.2013
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City:Taipei
Country:TAIWAN
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Posted by:mit
Graffiti text:Go vegan
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Taken on:24.10.2012
Place:Behind Cafe Nicola
City:Lisboa
Country:PORTUGAL
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Graffiti text:Graffiti wall.
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Taken on:16.10.2012
Place:Road to Castle of S. Jorge
City:Lisboa
Country:PORTUGAL
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