We acknowledge the traditional owners and sovereign custodians of the land on which Collingwood Yards is situated, the Wurundjeri people of the Woiwurrung language group. We extend our respect to their Ancestors and all First Peoples and Elders past, present, and future.

Bookshop by Uro
Book Launch: Urban Surfaces, Graffiti, and the Right to the City

6pm, Thursday, 11 April
The book itself inserted into the urban landscape
Accessible Toilet
Wheelchair Accessible

Join Bookshop by Uro for the Melbourne launch of Urban surfaces, graffiti, and the right to the city by urban researcher, Dr Sabina Andron.

What do graffiti and street art teach us about cities? Can we write a spatial theory of urban surfaces? And what does a wall interview look like? The book explores the importance of surfaces, graffiti, and public signage in thinking about cities, and brings together urban studies, architectural theory, criminology, visual culture and legal geography into an original, richly illustrated argument.

“Andron not only provides a unique and revealing account of graffiti and street art, but instigates a whole new way of thinking about architecture and cities. Anyone interested in the experience of the contemporary city should read this provocative and original book” (Iain Borden, Professor of architecture and urban culture, Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, UK)

Three respondents will discuss different chapters from the book, followed by a drinks reception. The book will be available to purchase with a discount on the evening.


Perry Street Building
Collingwood Yards
Collingwood, 3066


Floor access to the Perry Street Building can be made via the following paths. From 30A Perry Street, a footpath leads to the retail area of Perry St (UG) and courtyard. The Perry Street Lift can be accessed via 30A and 30B Perry Street, allowing access to levels 1 and 2 of Perry Street Building. From Johnston Street access to Perry St Building can be made by crossing the courtyard.

Accessible toilets are located in three areas within the Perry Street Building. On the Upper Ground Level (Level UG) the accessible toilets are located in the service corridor in the northern part of the Building. near the staircase. These toilets are open throughout event hours. On L1 and L2 the toilets are located in the northern part of the building, behind heavy manual blue double doors.  All accessible toilets are equipped with manual locks, exit buttons and grab rails.

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