Kollektiv

Collective

We are the Kukoon, a cultural centre in Bremen-Neustadt. We act and think in a way that aims at benefiting to the public. In our collective, everybody is paid with the same hourly wage — no matter if working behind the bar, doing office tasks, administrative work, cleaning, or public relations.

We aim at making cultural and social participation easily accessible to everyone. This is true not only for our events (that mostly have no entry fees) but also for our food and drinks offer: We established the so-calles Huckepack system (“piggyback”) so that you can pay in advance for someone’s future coffee or soup. That way, you can support people who usually can’t afford a cappuccino or a big bowl of hot soup. This approach can also be found in our price range. It applies for food and sometimes for entrance fees. The lower price is the amount of money we approximately need to work in a cost-covering way. So people who pay the higher price allow us to offer the minimum price which otherwise wouldn’t be possible. It’s a system of solidarity.

We want to make good (and vegan) food easily available for you. Our produce is mostly organic and, whenever possible, comes from local sources, Our dry produce such as beans, lentils and chick peas are harvested under certified fair working conditions.

Our work ethics’ basis is a collective structure—that means we work without hierarchies, have transparent structures and decide everything in a democratic way. In case of making profits, our premise is to give it back to the community. We either support other independently working groups in Bremen or use the money to offer an even wider range of events or socially relevant structures.

 

Support us

You'd like to support us? Our registered association "Verein für Bunte Kombinationen e.V." relies more than ever on donations to continue its cultural work. If needed, we'll provide you with a donation receipt.
Send donations to:

DE72 4306 0967 2063 2646 00
or use Paypal verein@kukoon.de 

Thank you so much for your support! Let's get through this together.

 

 

Bild vom lichtdurchfluteten Saal des Kukoons mit seinen Gästen.