The space for art in Berlin and cities worldwide is in acute danger. This is resulting in impoverishment of the artistic landscape, stalled social development, and creatives being displaced from cities. The studios and creative spaces of around 170 independent freelance workers in the Lause are likewise in danger. Given recent developments in Berlin's city centre, these developments put in jeopardy the very existence as artists of many tenants and artists in this city.
As well as actively and creatively addressing this lack of space for art and the threat posed by rent increases or even the planned sale of the building, LauseLive also aims to highlight the increasingly tense situation across Berlin.