13-15 June 08, Wiesbaden (Germany)
After the mad destruction of the worldfamous Schlachthof Hall-Of-Fame and the further commercial use of the area, it seemed like Graffiti-Culture lost all spaces.
Eventhough the Meeting made the city of Wiesbaden a worldwide known symbol for a positive approach towards Graffiti-Art, the climate has changed due to new majorities and mentalities in the city-council.
The city is located in central Germany and is the capital of the state of Hessen. It is on the right, northern, bank of the river Rhine and lies opposite the city of Mainz on the other side of the river.
With about 300.000 inhabitants it is located west of Frankfurt am Main. The city is also in the Rhein-Main Metropolitan area with Frankfurt, Mainz and others put together, consisting of about 5.8 million people
MEETING OF STYLES 2008 – BIG DREAMERS
13.-15. June 2008
Brückenkopf Theodor-Heuss-Brücke, Mainz-Kastel
The Brueckenkopf is a huge traffic-circle at the bench of the river Rhine, connecting the cities of Wiesbaden and Mainz and represents the largest Graffiti-Gallery among the entire Rhine-Main-area and beyond.
The event actually started thursday preparing of the concept.
Beside of the new main wall, we were happy to finally get permission for a wall, we asked for several years. Plus a houseowner came up spontaneously and gave three more smaller walls. So no doubt the vibe was very positive and cooperative, cause verybody was happy to meet and to paint.
|Prisco MTR||Urban Soldierz||Esteo & Naste||Versoe & Olavi|
|Arcenciel Collective||Primitivi Urbani||Zmogk True Stilo||Ogre Porno Stars|
|3Steps & F2||Biserama||Travellin Men||
|Ms. Bles||Genuine Crew||Love Letters||Quality Lovers|
|Grown||Bond||Sonic & Syke||Trans Pennine Nomads|
|Does||Neatcartoon||Crazy And Stiff||Semor|
Wiesbaden as the home of the Int. Meeting Of Styles enjoys a high reputation among the worldwide Graffiti-scene, as the project started here back in 1997 with the first Wall Street Meeting under the title “Let´s Stick Together”. Read the whole story
|After the mad destruction of the worldfamous Schlachthof Hall-Of-Fame and the further commercial use of the area, it seemed like Graffiti-Culture lost all spaces.|
|It´s a struggle each and every year to get thecity support, but through the engagement of the local youth-department and council of Kastel, we got it going, each and every year.read more|
How ever, here we have fullest support and are enabled to continue what wasnt possible at the Schlachthof anymore – creating a Gallery of Graffiti-Art as part of urban development.
There is a legal spot for camping near-by, low fare. Check: www.krkg.de/camping.html
Hotel zum Schnackel
Mainz – Rhein-Main-Jugendherberge, Jugendgästehaus