Cidades transientes, cidades resilientes
: a trajectória conjunta da street art e do muro de Berlim

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


The thesis “Transient Cities, Resilient Cities: the intertwined trajectory of street art and the Berlin Wall” aims to reflect how artistic practices may intervene in, transgress and construct urban space. Analysing the impact of the intention and symbolism of the Berlin Wall in its street art and in different periods – since its construction, implementation and fall to the memorialisation process – it is possible to observe the inverse relation between this artistic practice and walls. Whilst walls delimitate and constrain space, street art may open and propose alternative meanings. Drawing upon Doreen Massey´s concept of “slices through space”, the discussion is framed in four parts: Bernauer Straße 1961-1975, Potsdamer Platz 1975-1989, Brandenburger Tor 1989-1991 and Niederkirchnerstraße 1991-2015
Date of Award2015
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorAlexandra Lopes (Supervisor)


  • Mestrado em Estudos de Cultura

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