Lawrence Mwangi aka SHABU (Nairobi) Part of project „Wände Südost“ (2012) Steubenstraße

This walk in Aachen was a calamity trip. I had done my homework this time and definitely had a plan. Everything was fine until that moment when I found out, that the battery of my camera was discharged. OK – no problem; replacement batteries are simply made for times like this! But what when you […]

Time is running out fast and it is now short to twelve. The walls at Zollstraße will be brought down soon. Demolition has already started to run. Zollstraße, that topic doesn’t let me go and I think it will hold me tight in its clutches for a while. So I go on with my review and […]

When I came to a new hobby in 2013, I didn’t know anything about street art even less about graffiti. But graffiti very quickly got into my focus; I love the colors and the ideas transported this way. It was obvious to start with locations with a large concentration of this kind of art and […]

Let me introduce to you SIR and PILZ. They are a constant factor in Essen’s graffiti scene and ever-present at the halls of fame in the Ruhr area. I have found a lot of pieces over the years but apart the fact that they often work side by side or in collaboration, I don’t know […]

Essen’s City Council decided to raise a new quarter in the so called Krupp-Belt-North. In the area between Bottroper Straße, Berthold-Beitz-Boulevard, Pferdebahnstraße, Haus-Berge-Straße, Zollstraße a new district with commercial real estates, 1000 flats and a public park with an open watercourse should be established. And as Essen has a number of 50 districts, the new […]

Have you ever been in Aachen? I wasn’t there until yesterday. Don’t get me wrong, all I knew `til yesterday was, that Aachen is a highly attractive destination. Beyond the common tourist attractions like the Roman residues and the medieval heart of the city with cathedral and its Treasury, Aachen is a student city with […]

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Goran Novakovic (Zagreb) Part of project „Wände Südost“ (2012) Wächtlerstraße