“Creative anarchy”: that is how one of ACUD’s founders describes the atmosphere in the year of 1989. Just after the fall of the Berlin Wall, an enthusiastic spirit of freedom grew in the midst of the ruins of the finally defeated system which used to hold its citizens in fear and isolation. In the subsequent years, many dilapidated GDR houses were turned into alternative galleries and cultural spaces. Most of them have disappeared by now; ACUD is a lone survivor, spreading a vibe of creativity in between the constantly pricier condos of Prenzlauer Berg.
Since its beginnings, ACUD has always been a space for various forms of artistic and cultural activities. Nowadays, you will find parties and concerts of various musical genres. There are readings and discussions, frequently addressing the gentrification evolving around ACUD, and other political issues of the city. And if you are tired of dancing and talking, you could just watch a theater play, take a look at the gallery or walk up to the second floor cinema.