publication . Thesis . Doctoral thesis . 2018

Pixação: the criminalization and commodification of subcultural struggle in urban Brazil

Gil Larruscahim, Paula; EU Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate Fellowship;
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  • Published: 02 Nov 2018
Abstract
In July 2014, two pixadores were murdered by military police officers in São Paulo, Brazil, while they were trying to perform pixação in a residential building. The doorman trapped Ailton and Alex on the top of the building and called police, saying that he suspected a robbery. Police officers came in, and Alex and Ailton were dead a few minutes later. At the end of the same year, the film Pixadores was launched at European film festivals. It won the award for best film at the One World film festival in Romania and the best direction award at the Aubagne Film Festival in France. \ud Pixação emerged as a subculture during the mid-1980s in São Paulo. Most pixadore...
Subjects
free text keywords: pixação subculture, graffiti, criminalization, socio-spatial segregation, police violence, Brazil, resistance, commodification of transgression
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