Protest Posters and the Political Street Art Universe in Greece

  • Angelos Evangelinidis
Keywords: Posters, Greece, Political Street Art, Social Movements


The social movements of the last decade in Greece following the financial crisis and austerity packages brought to the fore the role and the usage of street art as a form of expression of the urban youth in general. There has been a significant number of publications from different disciplines and points of view analyzing the proliferation of political street art in the urban centers of Greece. However, the majority of this line of work remains fragmented has not been subjected to a comparison as the one suggested here. The aim of this paper is to provide a short overview of the history of political street art in Greece in relation to social movements, while stressing the role of movement posters and presenting a case-study. We identify gaps in the literature and suggest ways where future research should be targeted.