Liebig 34 is an anarcha-queer-feminist selforganized house-project without cis-men, directly at „Dorfplatz“ in Friedrichshain. The house hosts the separate collectives infoladen „Daneben“, the event space L34-Bar and the anarcha-queer-feminist living-project.

The beginning…
The history of Liebig 34 as a house-project began in 1990, when many houses in east-Berlin were squatted. Shortly after the Liebig 34 got squatted, the project was partially legalized, just as many other houses at this time. Around 1999 the people in the house decided that the project should continue an only women and lesbian space. Over the years it changed to a FLT( women, lesbian, trans) project. And after some more years, we decided to change our house definition to“without cis-men, but all other (a-) gender-identities welcome“.

And then…
After the failed attempt to buy the house collectively, a lease agreement for the entire house for 10 years was negotiated in 2008. Until then the infoladen „Daneben“ and the bar „XB-Liebig“ were still squatted.

The owner…
Since 2008 Liebig 34 is owned by Gijora Padovicz who is believed to own at least 2000 houses in Berlin and who is known for the deliberate buyouts and destruction of house-projects like the ones in Scharnweberstr. 29 and Kreuzigerstr. 12. Padovicz, his company Siganadia Grundbesitz GmbH and the house administration Factor GmbH are infamous for there violent and bullying methods of coercing people to eave their home, so he can renovate it and make a huge profit.

And us…
But Liebig 34 is and stays our house. In the house live around 40 people from all over the world, with different backgrounds and (a-) gender identities. Also a lot of dogs, cats and some rats. In the house we communicate in several languages, our main language is English.
Spaces where we can try out collective living, alter gender and identity, where we can develop, extend and exert anti-patriarchal structures, spaces where we reflect power structures and privileges and where we can empower each other are urgently needed.

We consider ourselves a consent-democratic project and try to have no hierarchies, where also people with less political experiences can participate. It is important for us to offer living-spaces for people who – either because of their finances, their „legal“ situation and /or several forms of discrimination have few or no opportunities to find another living space. For us as a self-organized project, selforganization doesn‘t only have a political but also a practical meaning. That’s why we do all our tasks, like repairs, building, etc, ourselves and live based on the ideas of DIY.

We see ourselves as a political project. Our joint political fight is anarcha-feminism, but there are lots of other fights being fought by members of the collective, like queer-feminism, sex-work-activism, animal liberation, anti-repression, trans-activism, anti-gentrification, no-border-activism, anti-colonialism …

We have no desire to experience everyday sexism and cis-male dominance – especially not in our home. Thats why we live without cis-men in Liebig 34. All other (a-)genders are welcome here.

In the future…
At the 31.12.2018 our leasing contract is over. We don‘t know, what’s going to happen after that, what we know is, that we want to keep the our house, because we need it and love it. What we started to build up here is not finished yet. We won‘t leave without a fight.

We will fight for the house!
and we need your support