Graffiti and street art have become a prominent feature in the creative city model of todays contemporary urban reality. One possible reason for that is the implementation of legal walls, which has allowed artists to use surfaces in the public space without having to fear any judicial consequences. Moving this illegal practice on to legal walls has widened the spectrum of acceptance from the media as well as the public. However increasingly are legal walls threatened through re-development projects and vanish from the cityscapes. Based on interviews with stakeholders in an area in Vienna where such walls were implemented, this study will draw conclusions on the effects of such legal walls for urban revitalisation and for the enterprises that locate along such walls.

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Keywords Cultural Economics, Cultural Entrepreneurship, Graffiti, Street art, Urban development, revitalisation, public space
Thesis Advisor Mariangela Lavanga
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Series Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship , Master Arts, Culture & Society
Gabriel Punkenhofer. (2018, June 21). Colours along the Danube Canal - Case Study on the Graffiti Scene in Vienna. Master Arts, Culture & Society. Retrieved from