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Alternative space

About
Graffiti
Culture

We work towards our ultimate goal a dynamic and sustainable alternative space for art, heritage and education, based on the street. A physical location where we can show and experience the history of (Dutch) graffiti culture, create an environment that offers opportunities to the current underground and its exponents. We believe in connecting with the next generation based on the mentality of the past and the movements of today.

Untold stories of the underground

The graffiti 'D.D.T. 666' is the only remaining original Dr. Rat (Ivar Vičs, 21 May 1960 - 29 June 1981) graffiti in Amsterdam. For that reason it was recently restored on the initiative of Stadsdeel...

Wij denken dat graffiti behouden als erfgoed vraagt om een andere aanpak dan behoud van graffiti als collectie binnen een museale instelling....

When hiphop culture started to spread among the masses in the 1980s, it didn’t take long for graffiti to have an impact on fashion; It moved from the walls and subway cars to our everyday lives....

Telefoon: Gabriel hier van ABC Architectuurcentrum Haarlem... Goed dat ik je spreek. We zijn bezig met de renovatie van de educatieruimte. Bij het verwijderen van schotten voor de ramen die ons 30 jaa...

Since music and graffiti have historically been parts of culture that have brought people together, it wasn't long before a crossover occurred....

Under the roof of Denim City, located in the renovated old tram depot De Hallen Amsterdam, we put graffiti on the map as cultural heritage....

Belangrijk is dat erfgoed een zo representatief mogelijke afspiegeling is van de cultuur en inhoudelijk zowel herkend als erkend wordt door de graffitigemeenschap zelf. Om dit te onderzoeken starten w...

Als gemeente Amsterdam in de zomer van 2019 het definitieve besluit neemt om de Kempering, de allerlaatste parkeergarage in originele Bijlmerstijl, in het voorjaar van 2020 te slopen, lopen de gemoede...

Amsterdam notes

The Dutch adventures of Keith Haring

An inside story by Chris Reinewald (1955), published by Dutch Graffiti Library, about Keith Haring (1958-1990) in Holland, just before his worldwide breakthrough. Plus: never shown works by Haring and the Dutch graffiti scene of the 1980’s

The first Dutch writer bombing
the New York City subway

Disz.

Finally after more than 30 years an answer to the question “What is a young man from The Hague doing bombing the one line in the 145th Street Tunnel with Bodé nudes?” asked in the book ‘Spraycan Art’ has arisen!