“Athens 2018 World Book Capital”

World Book Capital is an initiative of UNESCO, United Nations educational, scientific and cultural organization.

Following the success of World Book and Copyright Day, Unesco developed the concept of World Book Capital City, selecting Madrid as the Capital for 2001. The successful outcome, lead Unesco’s General Conference to designate World Book Capital as an annual event.

The title is nominated every year to a different city and the programs run from April 23rd (World Book and Copyright Day) to April 22nd of the following year.

Urbanact.gr is an organisation that promotes the art and the techniques of alternative form of cultures such as public mural art, graffiti, street art, bicycling etc.

UrbanAct aims to intervene with art in the urban landscape by creating outdoor wall paintings, organising festivals and exhibitions. The murals illustrate the ideas and energy of artists about expressing and creating, the need of familiarisation to public spaces. They also give a reason to push people out of their cages, get out on the streets, get together, talk, watch, put colour and fantasy in their life.

Created on January 1, 1970
Stenimachou 1, Athina 104 45, Greece
Hunted by Beatrice Beladi.
Pictures by Alexandros Gardelis.

Marker details

Date created1970-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
Marker typeartwork