Harmless Invasives
“What is the City doing today
to prevent
graffiti from occurring at the same spot
tomorrow?”

 Concerned citizen at Mayor ...
Harmless Invasives

  Is a new project of the City of San Diego
  Development Services Department,
  Graffiti Control Prog...
Harmless Invasives
Sustainable Graffiti Prevention Project
  – Long term graffiti deterrents
  – Site specific art interve...
Harmless Invasives
Coordinated by City’s Graffiti Control Program
in partnership with:
• SDPD Graffiti Strike Force
• UCSD...
Harmless Invasives: Creative process
• Conduct preliminary research about adverse impacts
  of non-native invasive species...
Harm less
Invasives
  Project
   Site
Project site: Mission Bay gang turf
Shadow study of invasive species
Shadow study of invasive species
Stencil design of invasives
Stencil application of invasives by
          graffiti vandal
Harmless Invasives: Stencil
application by graffiti vandal
Harmless Invasives: Stencil
application by graffiti vandal
Harmless Invasives: Stencil
application by graffiti vandal
Harmle ss In vasives
       Contact: Norma Medina, Program Coordinator
   City of San Diego Development Services Departmen...
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Harmless Invasives

  1. 1. Harmless Invasives
  2. 2. “What is the City doing today to prevent graffiti from occurring at the same spot tomorrow?” Concerned citizen at Mayor Sander’s Community Dialogue, Spring 2007
  3. 3. Harmless Invasives Is a new project of the City of San Diego Development Services Department, Graffiti Control Program to introduce a: • Sustainable Graffiti Prevention Component to the City’s Graffiti Control efforts
  4. 4. Harmless Invasives Sustainable Graffiti Prevention Project – Long term graffiti deterrents – Site specific art interventions – Nature interpretive project about non-native invasive species located in the Rose Creek watershed – Rose Creek bike path runs along the creek from Grand Avenue to Garnet Avenue – Test sites are City owned walls along the bike path
  5. 5. Harmless Invasives Coordinated by City’s Graffiti Control Program in partnership with: • SDPD Graffiti Strike Force • UCSD’s Center for Computer Research and the Arts and Universidad Iberoamericana de Tijuana • Need a sponsor for public information materials (brochure, post card, web site, signage)
  6. 6. Harmless Invasives: Creative process • Conduct preliminary research about adverse impacts of non-native invasive species in watersheds • Identify invasive species at Rose Creek • Identify problem area or project site • Artists create a shadow study of existing invasive species, select images and transfer them to stencils • Graffiti vandal captured by SDPD Strike Force installs images on City walls along the bike path as part of his community service sentence • Stu uses stencils and aerosol
  7. 7. Harm less Invasives Project Site
  8. 8. Project site: Mission Bay gang turf
  9. 9. Shadow study of invasive species
  10. 10. Shadow study of invasive species
  11. 11. Stencil design of invasives
  12. 12. Stencil application of invasives by graffiti vandal
  13. 13. Harmless Invasives: Stencil application by graffiti vandal
  14. 14. Harmless Invasives: Stencil application by graffiti vandal
  15. 15. Harmless Invasives: Stencil application by graffiti vandal
  16. 16. Harmle ss In vasives Contact: Norma Medina, Program Coordinator City of San Diego Development Services Department nmedina@sandiego.gov Copyright© 2007 City of San Diego All Rights Reserved No portion of this may be reproduced in any format without the express written permission of the City of San Diego

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