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Concrete Playground

In Memory of Betoncentrale Ghent. Street Art over the Years

By (author) Tristan Manco
By (author) Giulia Riva


  • A tribute to the street art scene at the Ghent Betoncentrale
  • Featuring the work of well-known street artists ROA, Bué the Warrior, Klaas Van der Linden, Ceepil, Samor, and many more
  • A beautifully illustrated book that offers some background on the history of the building, the local street art scene, and allows the artists themselves to speak
Full Description

At the end of 2020, the concrete factory in Ghent, popularly called ‘the Betoncentrale’, was demolished. With this book, Cultuur Gent, the cultural department of the City of Ghent, aims to keep the memory of this graffiti paradise alive. A team of experts selected the 10 most important street artists who were active onsite: ROA, Klaas van der Linden, and Bue the Warrior, among others. This book showcases the most beautiful work that adorned the walls of the factory. Street art expert Tristan Manco frames the local scene in its international context and Giulia Riva, a street art blogger, spoke to the artists about their memories of that unique place.

Text in English and Dutch.

About the Author

Tristan Manco is a British author and art director with a soft spot for street art. Giulia Riva is an author and blogs at about street art and to travel.

Lannoo Publishers
25th Aug 2022
USA & Canada
8.07 in x 9.45 in
224 Pages
20 color, 140 b&w
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