A desire line occurs when humans ignore existing suggestions of how to move through space, straying off established pathways of travel to leave their own trace through an environment. To travel along a desire line is to engender an alternate direction of behaviour or thought. Desire lines traverse both physical and cognitive space, and so to step differently is also to think in new ways (Sebastian Henry Jones & Maeve Parker)


Desire Lines is an online platform and IRL network of artists, curators, producers and scholars dedicated to improving conditions for the production, reception and dissemination of street art and its associated movements in Oslo and the surrounding region.

Our mission is to contribute to and emphasise the diversity of expression in public space in Oslo by supporting and inspiring artists, individuals and organisations to manifest their individual and collective civic agency.