“There has to be more to life than having everything.” Maurice Sendak
Actually, EVERYTHING is enough for us. But we did not want to settle for less than EVERYTHING in summer 2009. So we decided to create a space in which we can do EVERYTHING, have EVERYTHING, experience EVERYTHING. “The Agency for EVERYTHING,” said Silke, who had more or less lived in an agency for the last five years. “Sounds good! What will we do there?” asked Sarah, as she would rather go to the agency for EVERYTHING than go again to the Employment Agency.
Everything we can do and everything that we like. Working with all the skills we have. Moving things. Sharing enthusiasm. Combining our skills and creating space for creative exchange. A place where people from the whole world meet and feel good. Fulfilling wishes. We want to be hosts and designers.
Wow! That’s a lot! Can we get all that under one roof? Yes, we just have to find the right roof! So we started our search in Neukölln, where we live. On our strolls through Neukölln we had seen many places which seemed to be waiting to be awoken with a kiss. We soon noticed that not only many other young creative people had seen this, but also property speculators. So we were even happier when we found our dream castle and it became ever clearer that this beautiful old factory would really become our dream castle. While we faced the challenge of convincing others that our dream castle was no castle in the air, during the following months, the idea became ever clearer. And at some point it was clear: the Agency for Everything would be a hotel. Maybe not a hotel in the classical sense, but who needs that in Berlin anyway? And who wants it in Neukölln?!