Urban niches, youthful revolts, political provocations, artistic creation. The video exhibition “68-88-18. Freiraum in Basel” showed how alternative places have shaped life in the greater Basel area since the sixties. Using public and private films and videos, the exhibition brought the emergence of such places and their atmospheres to life: Old city garden centre, docks, Nt, Schlotterbeck, Stücki or Walzwerk embody the longing for freedom and a self-determined future. But what can free space be?