The Walls Have the Floor

Mural Journal, May '68

Ranked #70 in Graffiti

The graffiti of the French student and worker uprising of May 1968, capturing participatory politics in action.

Graffiti itself became a form of freedom.
--Julien Besan�on, The Walls Have the Floor

Fifty years ago, in 1968, barricades were erected in the streets of Paris for the first time since the Paris Commune of nearly one hundred years before. The events of May 1968 began with student protests against the Vietnam War and American imperialism, expanded to rebellion over student living conditions and resistance to capitalist consumerism. An uprising...

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