Graffiti Research Lab Germany @ Katowice Street Art Festival 2013


Right now we are charging batteries, inflating tires and choosing hip hop tracks for the playlist… In short: we are getting ready for a blitztag and light rider session at the Katowice Street Art Festival 2013 in Katowice, Poland.

Join us to laser some walls. Let’s see what the Katowice writers are made of.

We will start our ride on saturday, 27th of april when it’s getting dark. Check our twitter account for updates on that day.

Bring your bike. We will change location at least once.

GRLG @ Rock The Block, 2.+3. October

Locations for blitzTag, LED- and Mushroom Throwies

On the 2nd and 3rd october GRL Germany will “Rock the Block” in Berlin-Kreuzberg with three events: blitzTag intervention, LED-Throwie– and Mushroom-Throwie-Workshop.  At “Rock the Block” a number of graffiti and urban art related exhibitions, workshops and events will take part for two days between Adalbertstraße and Mariannenstraße. Looking forward to be part of it!

Where we will be:

LED-Throwies, Workshop // 2.10. 17-20Uhr // Kotti-Shop, Adalbertstr. 4 (behind the Library next to the fishstore)
blitzTag/Light Rider // 2.10. ab 21Uhr // Adalbertstraße 2, Library
Mushroom-Throwies, Workshop // 3.10. 12-16Uhr // Kotti-Shop, Adalbertstr. 4 (behind the Library next to the fishstore)

More infos at:

Meet the Light Rider at THE BIKE BRIGADE (3rd AUG – 8th AUG), Berlin

TheLight Rider will be at the DIY-Cargobike-Exhibition THE BIKE BRIGADE  (3rd aug – 8th aug 2012) at  PLATOON KUNSTHALLE Berlin.

Opening will be on friday (3rd aug, 20h) . Come along to see our  Mobile Projection Unit in unaccustomed surroundings (roofed, heated, illuminated).

More infos at

Update: We will take the light rider out tonight (THU, 09.08., around 21h) for a blitztag session in Berlin Mitte together with all the other cargo bikes. Meeting point is the PLATOON KUNSTHALLE Berlin. Bring your bike!

27th of july 2012, from 21h: Light Rider @ Demonstration in front of Arbeitsamt Müllerstraße

With the headline “Social exclusion? Fuck off!” there will be a demonstration in front of the Arbeitsamt Müllerstraße (S+U.Bhf. Wedding) on the 27th of july, starting at 21h.

The Light Rider will be there and we will do some laser tagging after nightfall. Come along.

The preliminary announcement of the event:
“Rent, wage labor, racism in everyday life, youth club shutdown? What to do? Tag your anger on a wall? With light graffiti! Come over, let’s show solidarity with the social struggles from Kotti to Neukölln. The city belongs to us!
Special: Rap from the streets for the streets feat. Lena Stoehfaktor (requested)
Come together, for an organisation from below!
Presented by: Hände weg vom Wedding (Hands of Wedding)!”

Light Rider at Antonplatz, Weißensee

GRLG joined in to support the protest against the local “Thor Steinar” store in Weißensee, selling ugly nazi wear. We set up blitzag to write on a decent wall close to the store.  A lot of people were tagging, some of them very talented writers. Thanks to all who joined in. Additional infos regarding the brand “Thor Steinar” on wikipedia. German language infos are available here.

Let’s hope the “Thor Steinar” store (and all the others) will be history soon. More infos in german language on the website of the group “Weißensee gegen rechts”.
Update: More photos on flickr

Light Rider entering Velogistic network

Happy new year everybody! GRLG is back from the winter break and prepares for a new seasons of sun, fun, digital graffiti, comunity events and more.

Screenshot from

From this week on, the Light Rider is part of the platform Postfossilmobil – Velogistic

Ab dieser Woche ist unser Light Rider Teil der neuen Plattform Postfossilmobil – Velogistic. The goal of the project is to show cargo bikes and bike trailers in your neighboorhood that are available for rent.

One goal of the Light Rider from day one was to make it available for the community. For Events and actions with or without the technical modules that are available (for more infos see the Light Rider page). We are happy that we can support the Velogistic team an hope that we are now one step closer to our goal, that other people can use the Light Rider for their ideas and purposes.

For more information on Postfossilmobil , take a look into their wiki:

Light Rider & blitzTag at MAKERPLATZ

GRL Germany is participating in Makerplatz and the People in Beta Festival this weekend.  Details of our activities below.

Mushroom Throwies | Saturday Oct 1 13:00 +  | Planet Modulor Hof (U-bahn Moritzplatz)

Pilz throwies are small textile objects with magnets which can be thrown onto ferro metallic surfaces in and out of reach. This workshop will give you the chance to learn how to sew your own mushroom-shaped yarn throwie. Plant it public space as a soft graffiti intervention!

Light Rider & blitzTag | Saturday Oct 1 | 20:00 +  | Moritzplatz area

GRL Germany will bring our mobile projection unit, the Light Rider, to Makerplatz, and light up the walls with laser-based digital graffiti.  Connecting the various spaces of the Makerplatz and People in Beta Festival, we’ll provide interactive, light-based options to transform these spaces, allowing the public to use the city as their canvas.

These events are part of Makerplatz & the People in Beta Festival,