Wallspot was born as a response and with the intention of offering an alternative to a restrictive regulation that came out in 2005 that prohibited people from painting in public space. The main objective of Wallspot, then, is to claim the access to be able to paint in the street with guarantees, since the regulation of civility what it did was not to prohibit graffiti, but to prohibit painting them legally, so that the use and access to public space was no longer equal, since it was reduced to those people who dared to do it, even illegally, leaving out those artists who wanted to use public space legally. Thus, without being Rebobinart yet, Wallspot was the seed that would form the entity and arose from a need in the face of a problem and the lack of freedoms.
Wallspot is a digital platform that dynamizes and allows to locate legal walls, as well as to make visible the work of urban artists from around the world. The project as such was born in 2015, after the previous experience of Persianas Libres (2011) and Muros Libres (2012). Its innovative and groundbreaking character, which proposes to bring together managers, artists and audiences on a single platform, arouses interest in events such as CultHunting Day, Google Campus Creativity Week Madrid or Smart City Expo 2016 Barcelona.
From December 2018, Wallspot starts the dynamization of actions around the walls. On the one hand, the Wall Labs, which consist of offering creative spaces in public space to artists where they execute works with a permanence of one year. Thus, the objective is to make new spaces available so that different artistic and professional projects can be developed and have a greater impact. So far, 12 Wall Labs have been held, with the participation of more than 19 artists and collectives.
On the other hand, the JAMs, intensive creation days where two invited artists choose between eight and twelve artists who make murals in situ following a specific theme chosen by a social entity of the city: Writers JAM, Womart JAM 2020, Block JAM, Extinction JAM, Sports JAM, Wild Life JAM, Logoart JAM, Realism JAM and LGTBIQ+ JAM. Some of these thematic lines, such as the Womart JAM 8M, have become consolidated as annual events in the calendar of unmissable urban art in the territory. The first editions were held in the gardens of the Tres Xemeneies. Soon, the JAMs became an urban phenomenon beyond the Tres Xemeneies, with editions in other municipalities, such as Terrassa or Madrid, which shared the desire to liberate walls from a social and community perspective.