The Way to the Wall

New handbook guides others to create open graffiti walls after the zero tolerance has been abolished - release on April 25

Photo: Hugo Röjgård
Painting: Yash (2014)

On April 25 the handbook on how to open and maintain an open graffiti wall will be out and while we’re at it we will take the chance to celebrate that the zero tolerance, which previously applied to graffiti, has been abolished! The handbook will share how and why we should work to support the art forms graffiti and street art. What opportunities are there today and what consequences will open walls have to the culture and democracy in our society?


Saturday April 25,  from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.


Subtopia’s area in Alby, Botkyrka. The Subtopia wall on Albyvägen 38 and the small Subtopia wall just outside the main building on Rotemannavägen 10. The actual release will take place in Loftet, floor 5 on Rotemannavägen 10.

Subway: Red line towards Norsborg, exit station Alby.


12 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Subtopia wall is open for free painting

12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Graffiti workshop by the small Subtopia wall with Jimmy Rosenholm

12 p.m. to 12.30 p.m. Guided tour of Subtopia’s outdoors gallery

1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Release of the handbook about open graffiti walls

2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wall seminar

3.30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Guided tour of  Subtopia’s outdoors gallery

3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Graffiti workshop by the small Subtopia wall with Jimmy Rosenholm

With Open Walls – For Support of Culture and Democracy  Subtopia, the Graffiti Art Society and Studiefrämjandet would like to contribute with good advices and examples which can help municipalities and others to start working with open walls.