Graffiti Research Lab (GRL) is an international network of street and media artists dedicated to outfitting graffiti artists with open source technologies for urban communication.
Graffiti Research Lab Germany(GRLG) is a collective of hackers, coders, artists and vandals who consider themselves activists who use technology as a tool for intervention in the public space. We see interaction with the public and public space as a way to reclaim and rethink the relationship between the individual and the urban environment. As a group we develop participatory media interventions that bring together open source technologies and the philosophy and aesthetics of graffiti. Our goal is to share media and technology skills with any and everyone, hoping to engage and inspire individuals and communities to claim more control over their immediate environment.
GRLG, was founded in 2010 and was based in Berlin until 2017. At that time GRLG activities were organized by Jesse Scott, Mirae Rosner, Hauke Altmann, Semiramis Ceylan, Raphael de Courville and Jaime Schwartz. Since 2017 Hauke Altmann is running GRLG in collaboration with different artists/activists. GRLG is now based in Leipzig.
COLLABORATIONS: As a non-profit and non-commercial project GRLG is primarily interested in working with other similarly structured organizations. We do not accept invitations to participate in any purely commercial or corporate events and will not lend or use our projects for any press related or advertorial campaigns.
Here is a sample list of events and collaborations we consider:
- youth and technology projects
- street art festivals
- political activism
- media and/or technology exhibitions
- graffiti events
SOFTWARE: All GRLG projects are created with open source software and are available to be studied, used, adapted, modified and distributed for non-commercial use.