The studio community atelier automatique wants to drive the continuation and establishment of our space as a location for the free art scene in Bochum and the Ruhr region still further. We are concerned to deepen, develop and maintain the already existing connections into the neighbourhood and the art world. In this way, atelier automatique aims to anchor itself more intensively not only as a constitutive player in the quarter, but even more as a loving, hospitable location for coming together, for jointly reflecting and acting with the means and the freedom of art. With our programmatic series ''Work and Love'' we place a content-related focus on working conditions (in free art) and on strategies or tools for coping with this in the form of solidarity and love. The series is aimed not only at artists but also at our neighbourhood. Who works (in Rottstraße) doing what and why? What appeals to people? The formats we conceive are characterised by a balanced mixture of discourse and practice.