On August 22nd, 2009 two hundred people active in arts, politics, and social activities have entered the Gängeviertel in order to save it from decay and demolition, and to create in Hamburg's downtown an area with the aim to promote arts, culture, and talks, both in studios, in apartments, or in social projects.
Tens of thousands of visitors from all over the world have since come here to attend art exhibitions, concerts, and live readings or to discuss urban development. We have, in the meantime, suffered a long and hard winter and honed the concepts of how best to use the areas affected. At this moment of time, we are negotiating with the City of Hamburg the future of our quarter. It is meant to be a room free to everybody!
Each and every person is welcome to join us: as a visitor, as an active member, as a sponsor. We are many and our number is increasing daily.
We are the city because the city is all of us.