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Oldschool Wiesbaden

Footage from 1995, before the first Wallstreet Meetings and Meetings of Styles started in Wiesbaden.

More history: Early nineties the slaughter-place of the city of Wiesbaden was not in use anymore. Very soon it got discovered and established as a Graffiti-Hall-Of-Fame where artists could paint almost legal during day-time on thousands of squaremeters surface. Mid nineties plans of the city-council got public to tear down the area, instead of recultivating the buildings. To resist the plans of destruction the “Int. Wall Street Meeting” was created in order to present the area as a melting-point of urban street-culture. Annually Graffiti-Artists from all over the world gathered in the spirit of colaboration and exchange, so during a weekend in summer the entire area got a new outlook, created by hundreds of artists. In the years from 1997-2001 more than 25.000 visitors from all over the world attended the events to join pure flavour of urban street-culture. Eventhough the event managed to delay the demolition for years, it was not possible to preserve the area.

Posted: 31. October 2010  Posted By: lars