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  • What made Jean-Michel Basquiat's street art museum worthy?
  • Explore the use of graffiti through time as expression of politics.
  • Is graffiti a juvenile crime or an art form for the masses?
  • Consider the uses of graffiti - gang tags, hate crimes, freedom of expression, art.
  • Look at the global presence of graffiti - how does the graffiti in Ireland compare to New York? Or Japan?
  • When is graffiti a crime and when is it art?
  • Should a youth's parents be held responsible for the costs of graffiti cleanup?
  • What different 'canvases' are used by graffiti artisits?
  • Is a public building public domain?

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