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Mostly positioned as a feel good alumni riff, this article on the paper's website does actually seem to get the right vibe about what we are about and what we are trying to accomplish. The article also echoes a concern that I've had about documenting street art and graffiti, the fact that the information may end up playing too large a role in the removal of the oft undervalued expressions of these otherwise unheard voices. After adding a few pieces that i really appreciate, i realized that using the exact locations may not be the best idea, and in fact also takes a lot of the fun out of going to look for this stuff. Some other people have been talking about placing areas instead of just points to Platial, and now i see the point. Being able to simply mark the general area of the work may turn out to be the best solution.
On a side note, even i/whenf the work is buffed over time, Platial works as an archive of the ongoing efforts of young artists to leave their mark on the visual consciousness of their city-mates but also as an archive for The Subconscious Art of Graffiti Removal.