is an independent gallery specializing in street art. They have a big collection of graffiti tags by current street artists operating in Moscow. So when Moscow Urban Fest
approached us looking for ideas about how to show the ecosystems of the city that are usually not visible to its dwellers, we offered the following.
Our idea was to train a machine learning platform to recognize graffiti tags so that anybody in the city could finally read the tags they may notice everyday and learn about the tagging scene.
As part of this platform we invited Notfoundgallery's owner to do a tour of the city streets tellling about the tags in the streets ending up in his gallery where anybody could use the machine learning platform we developed to read the tags on his gallery collection.
And, finally, at the festival venue we read a lecture about the code systems in the city, which would also dwell on how artists use the urban space as their canvas.