STRAZE is a hotbed of ideas for Greifswald and the surrounding region; much-needed space and independence for people and groups, who want to make a difference. A house at the centre of things in geographical and social terms for the town and local region.The name comes from its location at 10-11 Stralsunder Straße in Greifswald.
What happens at the centre will be noticed by the public and will definitely have an impact. STRAZE is an open and welcoming place for people who want to become actively involved in making society and the local cultural scene better. It is a place that connects people, who want to make a difference, a place that lends weight to their arguments and allows them to be heard.
The centre’s team have decided to stay here, in a region where an already weak civil society is being further weakened by cuts and resignation. They want to live together and create the necessary basis for economic security and independence through mutual solidarity.
What makes the organisation unique?
The organisation aims to create a public space with the potential to reach people in the region and have a positive influence on the society. STRAZE is an open space and incubator for diverse activities; a place for experimentation, to test and demonstrate the benefits of more ecological and socially inclusive forms of living and working. A place where trans-cultural encounters happen and it is possible to find local responses to global processes. A space for cultural and educational activities related to a range of issues from democracy, human rights, anti-racism, and anti-discrimination to solidarity economics.
Large Concert Hall (audience capacity: more than 300), Outdoor stage, Multifunction Hall, Large Theatre (audience capacity: more than 200), Conference Room, Meeting Room, Workshop room, Library, Café / Bar, Restaurant, Co-working Space, Community Areas, Multi-purpose Space, Courtyard, Garden
Education and Training
Music, Theatre / Performance, Crafts, Media (Radio & TV), Education, Community and Relational Arts, Democratic and civil society development, Ecology and Sustainability, Gastronomy
Hosting organisations, Sending organisation