Autonomes Zentrum Aachen
The air-raid shelter in close proximity to Aachen Central Station is being used by the Autonomous Centre since 1993. People with different motivations and backgrounds commit themselves to the preservation and development of the AZ on a voluntary basis.
The underlying idea is quite simple: Autonomy means self-management, self-determination and independence. This entirely self-funded, one of a kind facility in Aachen was created with those pretensions.
The AZ is a place to take action oneself, a place to develop and realise one’s own ideas, a politically and culturally open space which deliberately distances itself from the commercially driven. Whether it’s concerts, parties, readings, seminars or theatre performances – The AZ considers itself a non-commercial, left-wing platform for popular and obscure artists, for people who want to contribute, for the different-minded.