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Welcome to Vagabundler!

A wonderful ragbag for alternative travelers and fans of creativity, especially urban art. On this platform you can find interesting reportages, detailed country or city maps and coverages on awesome artists. There is a whole section about interviews with unique people and their amazing work, as well about crazy events and interesting sustaining projects from all around the world. Meanwhile we have around 175.000 photos in our archive and we try to preserve some of this creativity with our documentation. All respect to the artists! As well to all the numerous people involved in this non profit project. We do this voluntarily because we love it and we want to support the art scene in general and socio-cultural understanding between us on this planet. If you find any mistakes or missing information, just send us a message. We are creating, building and changing on this website all the time – but – of course!  If there is free time…. we travel and explore!!!


LATEST POSTS
Argentina / Sports / StreetartIn 2007 a group of local skaters started a movement to have their own space to practice their passion. They presented a project to the local municipality, and in 2011, a mega skate park was inaugurated in the Mataderos neighborhood of Buenos Aires! The design was created by specialized architects, and the construction was supervised by the Argentine Skateboarding Association. Besides the sports fun there are numerous fantastic graffiti and urban artworks around the area. >>> READ MORE [...] Read more...
Atelier / Events / GermanyFrom 7th till 27th of May 2022 the exhibition ENERGETIC ART 2 took place at the MINIMALISTIX GALLERY in Bülow Street 11 in Berlin. It is the third exhibition at the new wonderful art space in the premises of CENGIZ TATAR‘s allaround shop where the project started with a first vernissage on February 10th, 2022. This third event shows works from the eight artists TALISSA MEHRINGER, HÜLPMAN, ANGELA MARTINEZ, PHISEL, CAROLINE O, MERLIN 007 and RABEA SENFTENBERG. >>> READ MORE [...] Read more...
Accommodation / Italy / StreetartThe MURALESS ART HOTEL in Verona is the first hotel in Italy entirely dedicated to Streetart. Its role will be that of an accommodation facility but not only, in fact, thanks to its over ninety rooms, common spaces and its external facade entirely painted, tip to be a real 360 ° temple of Streetart, a museum dedicated to Urban Art and its main Italian protagonists. Check out the huge photo archive about this colourful art oasis! >>> READ MORE [...] Read more...
Denmark / StreetartLocated in the heart of Midtjylland, Brande is a small, manageable municipality in Denmark with around 7.300 inhabitants. What are you doing in this sleepy hollow? In an hour, you could walk around this dump. But what does not sound spectacular at first is very deceptive. Brande is an absolute feast for the eyes. Since 2015, street art festivals have been held regularly in the city and the surrounding area, further reinventing the city visually. >>> READ MORE [...] Read more...
Britain / PainterCoincidence or destiny? We had a special and creative encounter in the land of the rising sun after a long day of sightseeing in Hiroshima. During our trip to Japan, we came across the painter Philip Cross, who himself was on an inspirational journey through Asia. Deep in painting and flipping through his sketches, he sat at the table, listening to music and seemed inconspicuous at first. But the drawings spoke for themselves and in conversation Philip told of his previous experiences and the art. The deep passion for painting was equally clear, he draws from passion and is almost driven away. In a positive way. >>> READ MORE [...] Read more...
Malaysia / StreetartGeorge Town is the colorful and multicultural capital of the Malaysian island of Penang and was once an important trading center. Therefore the city is characterized by buildings from the British colonial period, Chinese commercial and residential buildings and mosques. In the streets you can also find interesting streetart, sometimes with large murals or small filigree stencils. Often there are impressive works that creatively integrate the environment or objects into the setting of the painting. >>> READ MORE [...] Read more...
Ghana / SocialHELP-Ghana Research Center is a Ghanaian registered NGO founded on the belief that development can be achieved and sustained when the strength of all healthy individuals are harnessed and geared towards formulation and implementation of developmental initiatives. HELP-Ghana.RC draws on the knowledge of a highly skilled full-time staff and the services of over 500 dedicated volunteers. >>> READ MORE [...] Read more...
Cyprus / MusicToday let’s dive into the musical world and we present you a terrific creator of sounds. This artist is a true professional in his acoustic style and therefore he is named THE PROFESSOR. We met the versatile DJ at an event in Cyprus and were able to witness an awesome and motivating party he created with his music show. Recently his first album “Disartster” was released, he is organizer of the “Electric Circus” and resident at “Lost + Found”, “Palaia Pineza” and “Notes and Spirit”. Check out the interesting interview we did with THE PROFESSOR. >>> READ MORE   [...] Read more...
Cyprus / StreetartThe Blob Graff was a graffiti store and a place where regularly workshops were held. You can see the fantastic results and also the remains of it in the backyard. The place does not exist anymore, soon the other part of the building will get renewed. Some of the great artworks on the walls around still remain, but maybe not for long as well. Still here in our archive you can check out the photos from that place and the area around Spyrou Kyprianou. >>> READ MORE [...] Read more...
Nature / ParaguayParque das Aves is a theme park located in the city of Foz do Iguaçu, in the Brazilian state of Paraná. Situated near the Iguazu River Falls, the park has 16 hectares of native forest, with 1500 animals including birds, reptiles and mammals, from 140 different species. It is a private institution that works as an integrated conservation center for Atlantic Forest species, researching captive breeding and preserving endangered animals. Its structure has 1,300 meters of trails, where birds are arranged for observation, and environments that mimic natural ecosystems for some species, such as alligators, boa constrictors, marmosets and butterflies. >>> READ MORE [...] Read more...
Cyprus / TattooThe tattoo artist MIKEY BOY from Cyprus runs together with his colleague MAXI ESPINO the tattoo studio RISE ‘N’ SHINE in the coastal city of Limassol. The two look back on many years of experience in the field of body decoration and have already tattooed all over the world. In 2013, they finally opened their own colorful premises on Dimitri Liberti Street. Check out the interview! >>> READ MORE [...] Read more...
Accommodation / Cyprus / StreetartIf you stay in Larnaka you should definitely choose the RISE STREETART HOTEL at Kimonos 1. The whole building is painted with awesome murals from the outside, as well each room is colourfully designed in an individual theme. On the new roof top bar they integrated a huge can styled artwork for Montana. So for both, the spray paint company and as well Tony Montana from Scarface. We spoke with hotel manager CHARBEL CHALFOUN about his idea of this project and how it came together. >>> READ MORE [...] Read more...
Mexico / North AmericaPhoto Gallery about the ancient Mayan city, about the leftovers of a magnificent dynasty and the beauty of the beach at the historic site. >>> READ MORE [...] Read more...
Atelier / Germany / PainterBeing able to exhibit as an artist in a gallery or even in a museum is a long and difficult journey. Due to socio-culturally shaped exclusivities such doors are opened to a few. Through relationships, the academic career, the finances, by luck or really the absolutely outstanding talent and a lot of hard work it already works, but there are not so many galleries and exhibition venues. This is also due to the high maintenance costs, the low subsidies and the conditional demand for art objects in general. >>> READ MORE [...] Read more...
Gastro / Greece / StreetartThe Kapani Market is one the most traditional markets in Thessaloniki. It serves the needs of the consumers since the Ottoman occupation in the beginning of the 15th century. The whole area is covered with single shops who offer regional vegetables and fruits, great spices, various types of meat and fish, and of course the famous Greek olives in numerous sorts. If you like streetart you should as well go especially on a Sunday, because then you will see what is hidden on the shop doors. They are just all covered with graffiti, tagging and paint. Some well done, some not that nice, but still it´s full of it. >>> READ MORE [...] Read more...
Culturists / Germany / PainterCurator and gallery owner Leander Rubrecht has a flair for the special, unconventional and out-of-frame. He seeks and finds the changes in art and society, pursues them and offers such artists a platform. At the same time, the common criticism of the non-changing of the existing and the other is viewed with constantly new facets from ever-changing perspectives. He leads the art plattform RubrechtContemporary and the creative project space Kaiser & Cream. >>> READ MORE [...] Read more...
Culturists / Germany / StreetartThe innovative traveller, culture seeker and streetart hunter Frank Hofmann contributes regularly to the Vagabundler archive lots of fantastic graffiti images and interesting articles about impressive places. The graffiti seeker is currently filling the Hamburg Streetart Map with beautiful photo material! A big thank you also to Janine Lemke and Dirk Wesenberg for their contribution of heaps of photo footage! The Streetart Map Hamburg has meanwhile 850 spots divided into 12 categories with more than 4000 photos. >>> READ MORE [...] Read more...
Accommodation / Atelier / ChileDuring our journey in Chile we made a stop in Valparaiso and could stay in the most interessting Hostel of the city: Hostel Voyage. It´s much nicer to stay at a friends´ place than in a hotel room. A lot of people prefer therefore couchsurfing, it´s a cheaper and as well much more personal way to travel. And at the doors of Hostel Voyage we were welcomed exactly that way. After riding the whole night in a horrible bus through half of the country and searching for over two hours for a place to stay – out of 20 hostels really nobody opened – we finally have been greeted at this nice lodge. >>> READ MORE [...] Read more...
Argentina / StreetartSan Nicolás de los Arroyos is a city on the Rio Paraná in the northeast of the greater Buenos Aires province close to Rosario. The well known port and industrial town was founded on 14th April 1748 by Rafael de Aguiar and has meanwhile around 133,000 inhabitants. The cathedral dedicated to St. Nicholas of Bari and the surrounding Pampa Ondulada are famous places of pilgrimage and popular for hiking. Of course there is also beautiful urban art and graffiti in the streets, you can even find awesome large murals on skyscrapers. >>> READ MORE [...] Read more...
Germany / StreetartMay the Force be with you! STAR WARS is without a doubt one of the greatest space epics of all time. The old films are of course absolute cult, there are also some missteps with the newer ones, but the universe is constantly expanding and the creators behind it keep on writing and inventing diligently new offshoots. The Mandalorian is for sure a super awesome series and the portrait films are also great, not to mention computer games, comics or books, but also urban art! Here is a collection of STAR WARS themed graffiti and street art from Berlin from the previous years. >>> READ MORE [...] Read more...
Germany / PhotographyToday we introduce you to a great photographer from Heilbronn in Germany, who is also a member of the Vagbundler network and has already made a lot of interesting contributions to our archive. Pierre Zornik has been a passionate photographer for many years, and some time ago he set up his own creative photography label called PicZor. Check out the interview we did with the creative artist. >>> READ MORE [...] Read more...
Portugal / StreetartOf course, a city with so much quality also needs a street art scene of the extra class. That’s what Porto can do. The decaying charm of some buildings contributes very well to highlighting the art even more. Many local artists, painters and graphic artists are at work here. But international artists also have spots in the heart of Porto. In addition to the azulejos, which are already great art in themselves, the open-air galleries expand and open up the cultural horizon of the city. Both for tourists and locals., a city with so much quality also needs a street art scene of the extra class. That’s what Porto can do. The decaying charm of some buildings contributes very well to highlighting the art even more. Many local artists, painters and graphic artists are at work here. But international artists also have spots in the heart of Porto. In addition to the azulejos, which are already great art in themselves, the open-air galleries expand and open up the cultural horizon of the city. Both for tourists and locals. >>> READ MORE [...] Read more...
Ghana / SocialThe Noyaa School in Jamestown is located in the middle of a fisher community near the harbour in Accra. The infra structure of the area is in very bad state and the whole neighborhood is run-down. The citizens live under poor conditions and are focusing their lives mainly on fishing and preparing the catch. It is even more difficult to bring education to the children, because they have to help at work from early age. The voluntary teachers of the Noyaa School do a remarkable job there! Check out the interviews with the founder Emmanuel Mark-Hansen and teacher Jerry Quartey. >>> READ MORE [...] Read more...
Atelier / Culturists / Ireland / Painter / SocialThis wonderful story is really one of the “greatest stories ever strolled”, as it is already written in the headline on the website of the Icon Factory in Dublin. This article will take this beautiful story further out into the world, with a readable artist conversation on the making and there is also an interesting podcast waiting for you to listen to. This is the story of the Icon Factory and the Icon Walk told by team member and visual artist Aga Szot in an interview. >>> READ MORE [...] Read more...

>>>  INTERNATIONAL COLLECTIVE <<<

Many more awesome urban art loving photographers, documentors, creatives and Vagabundlers joined, we have every day heaps of new articles and photos. Still non-profit, still non-commercial, just because we like to do it. All the people involved in this project are listed on our Vagabundler Collective Map

Frank Hofmann is working on the enourmous Hamburg Streetart Map with meanwhile 1200 spots and more than 8000 photos!

Salvador Seda (GraffiPreBicentenario) from Chile joined and keeps on creating the Streetart Map of Angol and the Santiago Map

Patrice Loranger (PLoranger4417) from Canada joined and is building up the Streetart Map of Montreal.

Holger Peter (PeterEatAndArt) from Berlin joined and is building up the Streetart Map of Berlin with extensive infos about the artists and meanwhile with over 8300 pages and more than 68.000 photos. He is also doing the map for Rheine and the Island Poel

Analiá Pertusi aka Perts Jam joined and is building up a fantastic archive for the Argentinian capital Buenos Aires and as well for the Chascomus Map.

World traveller Mazzanti from Sweden contributes great photos for the Stockholm Map and for numerous places from all around the world.

Bart Hagel aka Street Art Damsko and Killer Leentje contribute awesome material for the Amsterdam Map.

Gail Lochner from Ecuador joined and is building up the map of Cuenca with fantastic artworks.

Agnieszka Pisarska (Piece of Streetart) contributes great galleries of cities in Poland and is building up the Streetart Map of Wrocław!

The Nomads on Wheels are travelling around the world in their van and sending awesome photos. Meanwhile we have great collections from 72 places.

Fiona Lu (City.Features) from Canada joined and is building up the Streetart Map of Vancouver.

Caley Costley (BobBleu) from California, USA joined and is building up the Streetart Map of Los Angeles.

Matthias Busch  joined and is building up the Streetart Map of Austin in Texas, USA.

Luigi Savoia from Italy joined and is building up the Streetart Map of Turin.

Milau Lutumba (Delutu) from France joined and is building up the Streetart Map of Paris

Julien Canadas from France joined and contributes great photos and also videos for the Toulouse Map.

Natalie Pomeroy aka Street Art Wombler is part of the team and contributes awesome material from Australia and especially Melbourne.

Mike Hennessey aka See Some Streetart joines our collective and works on the map for Almaty in Kazakhstan.

Irxnschmoiz is  our city ambassador for the Hannover map and contributes continously new material. He also takes photos from other interesting places in Germany.

Frankfurt Map reached 2000 spots and offers more than 27.000 photos to explore! As well there are lots of new updates to several places.

The Map

The worldmap with all the locations where we collected streetart and graffiti or did interesting interviews. Click on the colored fields and check out the content of each country. For several places it goes even into an additional level deeper and there are city maps. Besides urban art you will also find many articles about helpful projects, unique architecture and beautiful nature. Just the good things!


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New Reportages

ESTONIA: Urban Art Tallinn – Telliskivi Loomelinnak – MESA JAM – MaEiSaaAru Festival

The art festival “Ma Ei Saa Aru“, which means in English “I Don’t Understand”, is a great multi disciplinary event which is held annually since 2021 at the Telliskivi Loomelinnak, the “Creative City”. In its first edition there was also the MESA graffiti jam included in the festival and numerous urban artworks got sprayed at …

SRI LANKA: Streetart Kandy – Urban Art in the Sacred City – Historical Mural and Modern Graffiti

Kandy is a large city with around 160,000 inhabitants on a plateau in the middle of the country surrounded by idyllic tea plantations and species-rich rainforests. There is also a palace complex and various Buddhist holy sites, including the famous temple Sri Dalada Maligawa, where a tooth of Buddha is enshrined. Kandy is therefore also …

THAILAND: Meeting of Styles Hua Hin – Abandoned Factory Graffiti – Lost Place Urban Art in the Jungle

Hua Hin is located in the center of the country on the coast of the Gulf of Thailand and is the oldest beach resort of the Thai royal family, and therefore also for countless tourists. Also the fantastic global graffiti project MEETING OF STYLES organized its first event in Thailand around an abandonded factory near …