Just drop by

The FREIRAUM, collaborative space for concept and work for the arts and science, has been perceived as an “artist run space” since 2020, as operated by the Ben J. Riepe team. The FREIRAUM consists of two ATELIERs, which can be reserved by artists free of charge. The Co-Working-Space is open from mon to fri, 10 am to 4 pm and does not require any special registration.

Opening hours
Co-Working Space

Open mo to fr, 10 am to 4 pm
Closed 3 oct, 5 oct and 6 oct
Düsseldorf, Engelbertstr. 13

Start the day Moving

The “Bewegte Start in den Tag” is our morning format that offers a free training session twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, for professionals as well as beginners.

26 sept & 28 sept Kasha Kozielska – Energizer
05 oct & 31 oct Elisa Marschall – Yoga
10 oct & 12 oct Alfonso Bordi – Floor Bar
17 oct & 19 oct Carolina Rüegg – Soul Up Your Voice
24 oct & 26 oct Hanna Maxi Schumacher – Kundalini Yoga

Info & Registration

FREIRAUM Salon #24
Wednesday, 4 oct

During the Salon, K*WERK presents itself and its work, individual positions give insights into their artistic practice. Afterwards we open the conversation about possibilities of collaboration, collective work, as well as interests, needs and ways of exchange.

Registration at freiraum@benjriepe.com

Thursday, 05 oct // 1 pm – 6 pm
Friday, 06 oct // 3 pm – 9 pm
Open Meeting

We provide an open space to foster a social mass through art and cultural practices and to raise awareness of different forms of “Nurturing”.

Please register here.

MOVE!_extended at FREIRAUM
Friday, 27 oct // 11 am
Resilient Hearts, Soft Bodies
Workshop with Lois Alexander

One day after her solo performance YEYE at Fabrik Heeder, dancer and choreographer Lois Alexander will give insights into her choreographic process to all interested actors from the field of free performing arts. The workshop will be held in English.

Registration at: freiraum@benjriepe.com

Opening “digital agora”

On March 1, 2023 at 6 p.m., the Ben J. Riepe Team opened the “Digital Agora” with works by:

Anno Bolender/Lukas Picard, Céline Bellut, Luise Flügge/Katharina Maister, MEMORY EMPYRE, Gulliver DeLarge, Naoto Hieda , Brigitte Huezo, Andrea Isa, Robin Junicke/Miriam Michel, Katharina Kemme, Danila Lipatov, merighi | mercy, Ying Xiao

Enter the digital agora >>


Critical Distance

We are absolutely delighted to be presenting the next two editions of our Project “Critical Distance“ with two pivotal figures of the South-East Asian Art scene: Bharatanatyam dancer-choreographer, yoga practitioner, scholar, and social activist Navtej Johar and Mithu Sen, who performs conceptual and interactive multi-format byproducts which among others include drawing, performance, poetry, moving images, sculptures, installations, sound, to explore and subvert hierarchical codes and rules.

You can find the Videos here

Corona Info

Please stay at home if you feel ill. For formats like the “FREIRAUM Salon” as well as for the “Bewegten Start in den Tag” we recommend a voluntary self-test from the pharmacy or the supermarket, as we will do sports or eat together.