by Vivian Mocellin in Cool Travel on Thursday 5 August 2010

Rigaer 105 is a non-commercial project room based in Berlin. It attempts to operate in a non-consumerist and non-capitalist way and it’s run on volunteer basis by young people from across Europe. The aim is promote cultural exchange and social understanding, making it an open and inclusive space for people wanting to exchange ideas, knowledge and abilities.

There are groups on photography, drawing, painting, digital music, and even German classes. Anyone can propose a new project to be organised in the rooms, be volunteer and take shifts in the teahouse, or help with cooking Vokü (Volksküche or Peoples’ Kitchen: one hot meal made each night, usually vegan or vegetarian).