Comment on evacuation of room 13: a sign of poverty for the city

Comment on evacuation of room 13: a sign of poverty for the city

Cologne –

Suddenly it works: first the country says clearly, then suddenly it talks about itself and gives the city an area at the Otto-Langen site on which the art initiative Raume 13 stores at least one of the items Can.


The fact that the message reached the artists with the bailout, hours before their expulsion date, is a sign of poverty for the city. The head of the Department of Buildings, Greitmann, Mayor Recker and Ratsbundnis, has to ask why they have not tried to find a more consistent solution before, when all 13 rooms allegedly want not only to be preserved, but also to be involved in development . one fourth.

Doubts arise that eventually financially strong investors in Cologne will be laying the red carpet and another quarter full of luxury apartments will be built. To put it bluntly, actors in town halls must ensure that the use that is oriented toward the common good is implemented. Room 13 can only make a contribution if artists are allowed to work on site. The future will show what political assurances are.

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