international graffiti symposium

disseminate | analyse | understand graffiti-scapes

14-16 June 2023
Vienna, Austria


goINDIGO 2023 is the second international, hybrid graffiti symposium organised in the framework of project INDIGO

INDIGO aims to INventory & DIsseminate almost 13 km of uninterrupted Graffiti along Vienna’s dOnaukanal (Eng. Danube Canal) to digitally preserve and analyse this unique socio-cultural heritage

last year’s goINDIGO 2022 focused on all technical, logistic, legal & ethical aspects of documenting, archivingdisseminating graffiti

goINDIGO 2023 will discuss the (collaborative) creation of archives to digitally disseminate records of ancient and contemporary graffiti, and how this can facilitate various qualitative and quantitative analyses that might yield increased graffiti-scape understanding

goINDIGO 2023 wants to connect graffiti creators, heritage professionals, data analysts and graffiti academics to
discuss various topics and achieve three specific goals



open- & closed-access archives
websites & data repositories
ethical & legal aspects
collaborative practices
visualisation tools


quantitative vs qualitative
spatial vs temporal
modern vs ancient
visual vs numeric
style vs message


historical aspects
political aspects
cultural aspects
stylistic aspects
social aspects


create awareness

various projects develop approaches for digitally sharing and analysing ancient or contemporary graffiti records

however, awareness about their existence is needed if (non)academic communities want to benefit from them

build bridges

goINDIGO 2023 wants to connect graffitists with academics, style experts with statisticians, soft with hard sciences, archivists with programmers only through such collaborations can we ensure robust strategies for sharing and analysing graffiti-scapes

landmark publication

like the goINDIGO 2022 volume (available here), goINDIGO 2023 aims to publish the symposium proceedings as an open-access book to mark the methodological and analytical status quo in this inter-disciplinary research field


abstract submission

acceptance notification

early bird registration

full paper submission


proceedings publication

16 April 2023

18 April 2023

21 April 2023

02 June 2023

14-16 June 2023

September 2023

1.  abstract submissions must use the goINDIGO template (download)

2.  abstracts should be sent to by 16-04-2023

3.  upon acceptance, authors will be notified by latest 18-04-2023

4.  at least one author of the accepted abstract must register for attendance

5.  submission of a full paper for an accepted abstract is not necessary although recommended (i.e. talks without a full paper submission are possible)

6.  the goINDIGO 2023 proceedings should reflect the current status of graffiti disseminating | analysing | understanding; authors of accepted abstracts
that want their work included in this volume are expected to provide a full paper before the symposium by 02-06-2023

7.  each paper must carefully follow the instructions of the UrbanCreativity template (download); failing to follow this template will result in paper rejection

8.  finished papers should be sent to by 02-06-2023

9.  all papers will be reviewed by 30-06-2023, so two months remain to finish the proceedings by the end of project INDIGO (31-08-2023)

10.  if you would like your work to be included in this collective volume but you cannot attend the symposium, please get in contact with us via



keynote speakers

Brett Webb

Art Crimes

Holly Sypniewski

Ancient Graffiti Project

Richard van Tiggelen

Dutch Graffiti Library


Wednesday 14 June


8:30 – 9:45


9:45 – 10:00


10:00 – 10:45

keynote 1 + Q&A

10:45 – 11:15

coffee break

11:15 – 12:45

session A

12:45 – 14:00


14:00 – 15:00

session B

15:00 – 15:30

coffee break

15:30 – 16:30

session C

Storytelling cities: voices from history hidden in the architecture

Catching the urban chameleon

16:30 – 17:30

coffee break

17:30 – …


Thursday 15 June


8:00 – 9:00


9:00 – 9:45

keynote 2 + Q&A

About Graffiti Culture

9:45 – 10:45

session D

10:45 – 11:15

coffee break

11:15 – 12:45

discussion round

the how and why of graffiti dissemination

12:45 – 14:00


14:00 – 15:00

session E

Analysing the Geography of Street Art

15:00 – 15:30

coffee break

15:30 – 16:30

session F

16:30 – 17:30

coffee break

17:30 – …

drinks + dinner

Friday 16 June


8:00 – 9:00


9:00 – 9:45

keynote 3 + Q&A

9:45 – 10:45

session G

Outer space, inner time

10:45 – 11:15

coffee break

11:15 – 12:45

session H

12:45 – 14:00

farewell & lunch

15:00 – 17:00

graffiti spraying initiation



Krakauer Strasse 19/45
1020 Vienna | Austria
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  • the FLEXroom is located in the Vienna Housing Project, a hub of sustainable and communal living with a focus on cultural activities – all in the middle of Vienna
  • the FLEXroom lies underground to guarantee undisturbed events
  • the FLEXroom faces an inner courtyard that provides ample natural light
  • with its 185 m², there is plenty of space for all participants

covid-19 rules

Vienna does not longer have any COVID-related restrictions. A Green Pass, negative test result or FFP2 mask is not necessary to participate in person.


please note that this is a hybrid symposium and for practical reasons limited to 80 in-person participants

presenters are ideally attending the conference in person to facilitate discussion and networking better, but everybody has the possibility to join solely online

digital attendees do not pay any registration fee, but registration for in-person participants is as follows:

students: € 25
early birds (i.e. until 12-04-2023): € 50
standard: € 100

this fee includes three lunches, and drinks + snacks during coffee breaks

even if you only want to join the symposium’s online live stream, we would like you to register so we can email you the live stream link later

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no symposium dinner is planned, but if you would like to join us on Thursday evening for a social gathering, please indicate this here so we can organise a place that is big enough to dine in group

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on Friday afternoon, participants can learn the basics of graffiti spraying with Stefan Wogrin from

since this event will only take place from 5 registrations, the € 50 fee (which covers spray paint and protective clothing) should be paid in cash directly to Stefan on Friday

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your registration for in-person participation is complete once we receive your € 25 |€ 50 | € 100 contribution

to keep things simple, we only support classic wire transfer using the following input

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Account name: LBG GmbH – LBI ArchPro
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Bank: Raiffeisen