[Noisebridge-discuss] We got a notice from the city to remove EClair Bandersnatch's graffiti
kaminski at istori.com
Sun Jan 12 19:53:07 UTC 2014
If you web search EClair, you can sort of make the case that she's a
graffiti / street artist:
She's been covered by SFGate and Thomas Hawk, for instance.
Not that I'd would particularly want to try to make that case in hearing.
Also, as background, if you follow the link trail from the notice back,
it turns out that the complaint started with @DPClean (Dolores Clean), a
civic-minded individual who reports lots of graffiti in the area to
@SF311, who then get on the ball to make the service requests:
On 1/12/14, 11:27 AM, Andy Isaacson wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 11, 2014 at 04:40:16PM -0800, Al Sweigart wrote:
>> We got a notice from the city to remove the graffiti that EClair
>> Bandersnatch put on the sidewalk in front of the space. We have 30 days to
>> remove it and then contact the city about it. I don't know if the landlord
>> has found out about it. The notice is in the front desk area near the
>> membership binder, but I've uploaded it here:
> That notice is legally the responsibility of the landlord, not of the
> building tenant. We should definitely make sure they know about it, and
> arguably we as a mere tenant shouldn't have removed the notice from
> where the landlord is likely to get at it.
> Philosophically or ethically it's at least arguably Noisebridge's
> responsibility, since EClair probably wouldn't have tagged the sidewalk
> if it weren't in front of Noisebridge.
> I find it pretty offensive that the city considers sidewalk tags
> graffiti; EClair's work is part of the SF public visual dialogue that
> makes this city home to me. Perhaps we can contract EClair for $1 for a
> sidewalk beautification project that includes an artistic component?
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