Within the last twenty-five years, Waschhaus Potsdam gGmbH has developed from an occupied building to the largest socio-culture center in the state of Brandenburg. With a diverse schedule of programming in the areas of dance, contemporary art, club culture as well as concerts and literary events, the culture center attracts more than 120,000 visitors per year. Alongside the former Garnisionswäscherei venue and Waschhaus-Arena, the dance studio Oxymoron Dance Company and Kunstraum Potsdam are also part of the non-profit cultural work taking place on Schiffbauergasse. At the same time, Waschhaus acts as an innovative platform for new opportunities of artistic expression and provides targeted support for the work of young artists. The networking of artists and creatives within the urban society of Potsdam, the creation of low threshold cultural offerings as well as the promotion of cultural participation are currently and will remain important elements of the self-image of the institution in the future as well.