L40 – Verein zur Förderung von Kunst und Kultur am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz e.V. started in 2004 as an organisation without a space with a focus on site-specific art. It aims to address the question of how (or if at all) art can help us to imagine the development of cities (or their possible destruction) as a shared ground for artists, architects and other citizens. A city in which everyone can actively participate in the many changes occurring in growing and/or shrinking cities and in an increasingly ‘smart’ urban space.
Since 2011 there is also the exhibition space on the 2nd floor of Linienstrasse 40 and the public project space in the foyer of that building.