During one afternoon walk in Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, I ran across an old gas station that has been turned into art space. A perfect example of the surprises Berlin has to offer for an occasional urban drifter, but also a worldwide organisation with locations also in cities like Miami, Kaufdorf and Copenhagen. That is, the FIT – Freie Internationale Tankstelle.
Established in 2002, the FIT stands for art and culture as an inexhaustible energy resource. The idea of FIT is to rebrand the product of gas stations with cultural and social content. These transformed stations offer another kind of fuel for humanity: art. With events, exhibitions, film screenings and such, they focus especially on art that is relevant to society and has social value.
Find out more: www.f-i-t.org