Founded by Heidi Springfield. The Neue Räume (new spaces) was a performance space focused on female artists. Springfield intentionally selected a space close to the Wall to create a distance from traditional galleries and a more private setting.
After the city removed the KuKuCK arts and cultural collective from their squat on Anhalter Str. 7 kicked in July 1984, organizers formed the "Kulturbüro" or art office here on Oranien Strasse in Kreuzberg.