“By and for whom are cities made? In London, the answer is made visible by an urban horizon clustered with skyscrapers. The city is a servant to neoliberalism, where the financial sector and an exploding residential property market dominate the landscape. The vandals documented here undertake an alternative making of urban space, leaving their mark on the bare walls found in the city’s interstices.” Dr. Oliver Zanetti.

With a foreword by urban geographer Dr. Oliver Zanetti Vandals and the City was published in the summer 2016 and documents a year in the life of a London graffiti crew. A second edition was published in the Autumn of the same year.

Launched in Berlin at the Urban Spree gallery with an exhibition and talk in July 2016 and featured in the Guardian and Huck Magazine. The talk was chaired by Berlin based academic Prof. Sandra Bartoli and founding member of Büro für Konstruktivismus. The London launch was held at The Photographers’ Gallery in August 2016 with a slideshow installation.

In 2016 Tate Britain acquired a copy for its library collection and in 2017 the Museum of London also acquired a copy for its collection. The museum also purchased two Vandal and the City prints for its photographs collection.

Vandals and the City Marc Vallée. 36 pages, A5, printed and stapled. Published by Marc Vallée. Second Edition 2016. Edition of 200. Printed on FSC certified paper stock which is chlorine free. Order via Big Cartel.