Vandals and the City by Marc Vallée

18 Oct 2016 – 18 Nov 2016

Event times

Private View: 6pm, Tuesday 18 October 2016.
Guest Lecture: 1pm, Tuesday 18 October 2016.
Exhibition: Tuesday 18 October 2016 to Friday 18 November 2016.
Open: monday through friday 9am–9pm

Cost of entry

free admission


Travel Information

  • A large number of buses travel to and connect in the Elephant and Castle area from across London. v
  • The nearest Tube station, Elephant & Castle, is just metres from the campus and offers both the Bakerloo and Northern lines. To plan your journey to the shop uses the Transport for London Journey Planner. (link to https://tfl.gov.uk/plan-a-journey/ )
  • The closest train stations are London Waterloo, London Bridge and Elephant & Castle. Use the National Rail website to plan your journey into London by train. (link to http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/ )

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Private View: 6pm, Tuesday 18 October 2016.
Guest Lecture: 1pm, Tuesday 18 October 2016.
Exhibition: Tuesday 18 October 2016 to Friday 18 November 2016.


Vandals and the City:

“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.

Vandals and the City was published in 2016 and documents a year in the life of a London graffiti crew. With a foreword by urban geographer Dr. Oliver Zanett Vandals and the City is Marc’s eighth self-published zine.

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.

Marc Vallée:

Marc Vallée is a London-based documentary photographer whose work explores the tension between public and private space in the context of contemporary youth culture. Marc’s pictures, self-published photography zines and photobooks have been published and exhibited worldwide. Tate Britain and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) hold Marc’s work in its library collections.



A year-long programme exploring paper-based photobook publishing as photographic research. Curated by artist and publisher paula roush based at the School of Arts and Creative Industries London South Bank University.


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