About us

209 is a suspended space. A room where you hide - alone or with others - permeable to the outside world. It’s an idea born in the head of some young people with big dreams. And the need for each of them to understand and reflect their experience. It’s the need to speak out.

209 is a frame for art. For film, theatre, performance, experimentation. A joyful jump in the unknown.

Art is an utopia of the impossible. Irrational and unconditional. Between life and death a red thread.

An obsession. An idea that haunts me without explanation. A desire that screams. Each project grows out of this obsession without which nothing exists.

"We all build ideologies from what we have. You see, if I write a book, I have to make myself believe that literature is the most important thing. If you are a journalist, you have to make yourself believe that this is what is going to change the world, that this is what is decisive for freedom, for democracy." [Edouard Louis for Mediapart, 2018]

Upcycling culture

209 has taken up residence in the premises of UPCYCLING in Berlin Neukölln. We open this place up to culture and organise readings, concerts and other events.
UPCYCLING exists for twelve years. Since the beginning François Rossier has been working with the philosophie that two bad chairs can make one good table. He previously worked as a film director. When he started cutting wood instead of film - maybe out of impatience, he realised that it takes seven years to make a film and only seven days to make a table. Since then, he has been inventing practical solutions for abandoned objects longing for a new life. From the ruins of time, he creates unique pieces with a history. And so his art objects are created out of nothing.

Hobrechtstr. 54
10247 Berlin Neukölln


Mathilde Irrmann
+49 157 33697924

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