CityLeaks Urban Art Festival - September 1 - 20

Under the motto “The City that does not exist” CityLeaks Urban Art Festival saw its third edition in September 2015. The festival was opened with an Urban Art Congress which looked at issues of the Cologne public space in an interdisciplinary manner. CityLeaks primarily intervened in the Cologne district of Mülheim. Learn more about the festival here!

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CityLeaks Tours Autumn 2016

CityLeaks Tour


Here we go again! This autumn, our tours along Ehrenfeld, Belgisches Viertel, Kwartier Latäng, Mülheim and the city centre once more offer plenty of opportunity for exploring street art in all its variety! We’re looking forward to having you on board!


Sun, 11/09, 4 p.m. – Düsseldorf Bike Tour – Start: Elisabethstraße / Bachstraße (in front of Stadtbücherei Bilk)


Fri, 23/09, 5 p.m. – Ehrenfeld Tour – Start: Venloer Straße / Leyendeckerstraße (in front of Zeeman)


Sat, 24/09, 4 p.m. – Ehrenfeld Tour – Start: Venloer Straße / Leyendeckerstraße (in front of Zeeman)


Sun, 25/09, 4 p.m. – Ehrenfeld Tour – Start: Venloer Straße / Leyendeckerstraße (in front of Zeeman)


Sat, 08/10, 4 p.m. – Mülheim Tour – Start: Mülheimer Freiheit / Düsseldorfer Straße (at the kiosk)


Sat, 22/10, 4 p.m. – Beglisches Viertel Tour – Start: Aachener Straße / Brüsseler Straße (in front of Herr Pimock)


Sat, 05/11, 3 p.m. – Innenstadt Tour – Start: Eigelstein / Turiner Straße (in front of Imsu GmbH)


Sat, 19/11, 3 p.m. – Kwartier Latäng Tour – Start: Zülpicher Straße 58a (in front of Backwerk)


Sat, 03/12, 3 p.m. – Ehrenfeld Tour – Start: Venloer Straße / Leyendeckerstraße (in front of Zeeman)

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Recap: DOMA Pecado al Pecador

Enjoy the video recap of DOMA´s artistic intervention “Pecado al Pecador”.

Recap: XENORAMA Facade Dialogs

What does it mean to live in Köln-Mülheim? How do you feel about it and what are future visions on the quarter? Xenorama asked people from the hood about their good living in mülheim and projected the collage of the interviews on two facades on Mülheims central plaza “Wiener Platz”.

Recap: CIE. WILLI DORNER Bodies in Urban Spaces

Discovering the borough of Mülheim with the intervention “Bodies in Urban Spaces”.

Recap: ELFO

Ever passed by an entry phone that does not stop. Check ELFO´s version of a talking box.



Festival Catalogue CityLeaks 2015 - go get it!

Accompanying the CityLeaks Urban Art Festival 2015 our catalogue showcases artistic explorations from contemporary and urban art. The festival brings together artists working in the public space, that explore spaces in a more abstract sense and interpret urban factors in their art. In the catalogue the many artists are presented in the form of sketches, collages and pictures, some of which are based on their self-perception and their artistic language. Additionaly experts from the fields of  culture and science provide some insights into the tradition, changes and the current importance of spatial discourse through texts. Theory and praxis both come together at the same fixed point: Space is, like geographer Anne Vogelpohl once said, prerequisite and product of every society.

Special Festival Offer: 10,00 €  instead of 12,00 €, published by Strzelecki Books.

If you like to purchase one copy of the magazine please write us to

Silkscreen prints on sale


During the CityLeaks exhibition Daniel Lisson set up an open silkscreen studio. Various artists were invited to create an exclusive silkscreen edition. We are proud and happy to offer you prints from DOMA, LeBeat, Daniel Lisson, Various&Gold, Guapo Sapo, Sebastian Karbowiak & Gizem Winter.
The prints have the format of 70×50 cm, are printed on 300gm cotton paper and are on sale for fair prices.
In case you like know more about the prints and/or if you like to purchase one please hit us via




The public spaces of Cologne as well as its private grounds and buildings give birth to barren and deserted venues regularily. A lot is unused, lies barren and makes you wonder about functions and the design of a city. Citywatch gives you the chance to put these spaces into the public eye and share your ideas about their new possible uses. We are interested how you percieve your city. Which places suprise, inspire and follow you. Share your impressions and comment your utopian ideas. Let’s build Cologne!



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