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IVO, Any Brito Leal. City: media and street art. Cad. CRH [online]. 2007, vol.20, n.49, pp.107-122. ISSN 0103-4979.

This study tries to illustrate, starting from the Projeto Graffita Salvador, the complex relations among art, public space and their appropriations, through the mediatic dimension of the city, allowing the establishment of connections among: city, art, media and comuni-cational strategy (both from private and public sectors). The city and its appropriations are an strategic mediatic element and are part of a complex communication system. Art also communicates and persuades. Besides, the public and private sectors are investing in the creation of positive corporate images for the public opinion, aimed at strengthening their images from the constitution of cultural and collective reference symbols of the city. In a framework of public financing difficulties, alternatives and strategies based in partnerships between the public and the private sectors are favored in the administration of the cities, positively reinforcing the images both of government (idea of commitment, participation and efficiency) and private sector (social responsibility). The inquiries regarding the Projeto Grafita Salvador can help in the understanding of those dynamics and their consequences. Starting from them it is possible to establish connections among the communication strategies, the artistic expression forms, the city, the social and cultural movements, street art, and the constitution of the public space and its appropriations, in the contemporary context.

Keywords : city; media; street art; youth; public policies.

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