Vandalist: I Was Here
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Vandalist: I Was Here

Sometimes we all need to be noticed.

BY: Unknown
LOCATION: Kensington Market
PHOTO BY: Chris Orbz
FIELD NOTES: It’s difficult to feel as though we’re able to make a difference in our world. Everything is so vast, and it all moves so quickly. It seems daunting, even impossible, to create change. We feel helpless, like a child. Sometimes we need to shout, “I was here.” And sometimes that means recognizing our inner child’s innate desire to scrawl on walls. “Look what I have created,” these markings seem to say. They are both a cry for attention and a proud accomplishment. They ensure that after we’re gone, there will be proof we were here—and that we made a difference.

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