On the hunt with Øistein Jakobsen in Bergen, NO
Squeezed between seven mountains Bergen is a Norvegian city of some 290.000 souls. I’ve been following Øistein, the driving force behind the popular FB group ‘StreetArt Bergen ,’for some time now and when he reached out to talk about our Bergen map, we immediately connected. Bergen is the gateway to the fjords and for Øistein sees it as the gateway to local culture of street & urban art, where it flourishes. It’s all in the walls — histories, illegal, legal and “semi-illegal”. At night the illegal turn up on a wall of choice, in the morning the artist do commissions — under the same tag as the night job. It’s a weird city. It’s wired for street and urban art. There are 90 + active artists roaming the streets of Bergen.