Their has always been & always will be conflicting opinions about graffiti, those that see street art & those that see vandalism.I see both sides, art is always open to interpretation. There is no right & wrong, black or white, it's all grey baby. Art by definition is;
The product or process of deliberately arranging items (often with symbolic significance) in a way that influences and affects one or more of the senses, emotions, and intellect. ~Wikipedia
Germany is inspiring the elderly by offering classes focused on creative writing, many seniors did not know they were talking about the creative writing on the wall :). Berthild Lorenz stated to ABC News, "When I realized that it was a course about that stuff people smear on all the buildings and walls, the first thing I thought was 'I can't stand that mess! But then I thought, I'm already here, I might as well stay." Stephanie Hanna from Berlin has set up several workshops for seniors, she just may be bridging the gap by showing seniors graffiti has artistic value. For more information see ABC NEWs.