Infra co-option/takeover


The speed with which rapidly con/destructing urban infrastructure is modified or claimed by another. Does the newness of this particular piece of infrastructure provide an additional incentive to its modification, or is it the high degree of visibility that makes it so enticing to the tagger?

An example of piggybacking one’s personal brand on to something pre-existing, changing both the tagged object as well as the association with the tag itself. Consider the implications of expressing approval or disapproval of something by tagging it – for whom is this “kudos”, and for whom is it “(expletive) this”?

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