The project Social Muscle Club was founded by the artists Jill Emerson and Till Rothmund in Berlin "for all those who want to support each other in the global village, in the midst of a society in which individuals often feel overwhelmed". The model was a documentary film about a workers' club in Sheffield; the club was not only entertainment for all members but also a self-governing social safety net. The Berlin artists were inspired and first met in a small group in the living room and developed ideas together to support each other. Since 2012, the Social Muscle Club has grown exponentially, reaching thousands of people in over ten international cities. There are also regular clubs in Berlin, Basel, Bristol and Vienna.