Have your demands changed due to the current social situation as a result of the coronavirus pandemic? If so, how?
We are artists and craftspeople, small businesses from graphic designers to one-woman booking agencies, NGOs and precariously employed scientists, political creatives and freelance writers – and we are all losing our income in the current crisis. We are fighting to not lose the very last means of production we have left: our office, our workshop, our studio. The safety nets now being stretched over large companies leave us feeling the brunt of the falling debris. As an absolute minimum, we therefore demand that the city of Berlin, but also the city’s property owners, at least secure our spatial existence! Housing communities like ours, Lause, are social laboratories: mutual support with paying rent, information exchange and virtual meetings are our answer to the isolation of quarantine. We’re joining the fight for houses for everyone: refugees, the homeless and those in danger of eviction.