RAW // cc e. V.
RAW // cc is a sociocultural institution on RAW-Gelände in Berlin-Friedrichshain. Daily work happens at the interface of art, cultural education, urban policy, memorial work and neighborhood. It was founded just in 2015 but is a descendant of the pioneer institution that made the area of a former railway repairing factory (RAW) ready for sociocultural re-use 20 years ago. Regular members are mainly the artists and artisans that have their working spaces in the three studio houses on RAW. But as an intermediary organization RAW // cc e.V. is a base for several kinds of projects, offering the material and non-material infrastructure as well as a network for community-engaged arts and urban policy initiatives and - of course - also art itself. The space is highly threatened by private investor's plans for high-rise office buildings therefore the center also tries to empower citizen engagement by means of art.