Alte Feuerwache

Köln, Germany

Alte Feuerwache is a social and cultural centre with the main goal of promoting the encounter of people from all professions, all ages, different social backgrounds, cultural and national origins in and outside Cologne. In order to strengthen social and democratic behaviour, Alte Feuerwache encourages critical reflection, creative activity and self initiative. Founded in 1977, Alte Feuerwache has also made networking a priority, and is based in the belief of cooperation between art, craftsmanship, education, culture and politics as defining qualities of work that enables people to participate in political, cultural and social decisions – themes and aspects of life which they otherwise would not have found access to.

As a self-governed centre, the operation of Alte Feuerwache is based upon a democratic constitution and space for civil engagement. The centre is a central meeting point that gives room for social and artistic experimentation, along with hosting events and meetings for political and cultural initiatives. In these spaces, people are able to develop alternative concepts for cooperation and cohabitation in the arts, which then inspire and influence the ongoing cultural, social and artistic discourse.

Live music, community projects, discussions/lectures, theatre performances, visual art/exhibitions, programmes for supporting emerging artists, educational programmes, dance performances

Former use of the building: Fire station
Year of opening as a cultural centre: 1977

Alte Feuerwache
Melchiorstr. 3, D-50733, Cologne | | +49 221 973 15510
TEH Delegate: Hans-Georg Lützenkirchen,

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