Bringing the abstract into reality: a physical space gives Basic Income concepts exposure and legitimacy.
Co-operatively owned and operated. Co-op members vote on important matters, propose projects, and recieve benefits.
All profits are re-invested into the cafe or pledged to community projects concerning Basic Income and social progress.
A HQ and cultural space for UBI in Berlin: strategic planning, concerts & events, discussions & lectures, and get-togethers.
A playground to explore socially progressive ideas and technologies. We are a forum for Basic Income experimentation.
Empowering the local community while connecting with like-minded international groups. Have a coffee and say hello!
In our first meetup we discussed different methods to implement UBI outside of the usual political process. Martin Köppelmann presented Circles, a blockchain based complementary currency to implement UBI.
Over the next few months Basic Income Berlin met to develop the group structure and direction, and heard from guest speakers on various UBI topics.
Inspired by the success of the Swiss referendum campaign's usage of the Basel café 'unternehmen mitte' as their HQ, Ronit Kory presented our plans for a similar Café in Berlin.
Café Grundeinkommen's first location was in the Bauhaus Archiv Museum in Berlin as part of the Tinyhouse University project. We sold a lot of coffee for Circles, learned and taught a lot about Basic Income, and had a lot of fun! We miss you guys :)
Café Grundeinkommen is coming to a town near you! Look out for us in Wittenberg in May and Holzmarkt in Berlin later in the summer.
None of these positions are permanent - no-one owns this project - If you want to get involved then please do! If you have a suggestion or a comment feel free to contact us.