Unlock Book Fair 2019

The Unlock Book Fair is the annual meeting of the international graffiti and street art publishing scene. Two days of publications, talks, launches, screenings and all-round fun! Entrance is free.

In 2019 the fair travels to Cologne after three instalments in Barcelona, Berlin and Amsterdam, and several offshoot events in cities across Europe. This year Unlock teams up with CityLeaks Urban Art Festival Cologne.

The fair and accompanying events will take place outdoors in the Ehrendfeld area, in the arches under the elevated railway. A most fitting setting!

The street will be blocked to car traffic for the whole weekend. Many other activities of CityLeaks Festival will take place during the weekend, including talks and DJ sets, at least until 1AM – the book fair will be surrounded by a block party!

The festival will run a DIY publishing studio next to the fair available for exhibitors to produce zines, posters and art prints.

Opening times:
August 31, Saturday, 12pm–8pm
September 1, Sunday, 11am–5pm

Hüttenstraße, under the railway arches

The CityLeaks team working on the festival’s venue for 2019

Tag: name writing in public space
A conference about tagging, in history and today
September 2 & 3

On the two days immediately after the fair, and also in Cologne, the Unlock team welcomes you again to the Tag Conference, the academic (and non-academic) event about name writing in public space. Entrance is free.

Unlock Book Fair