The FAQ Laden aspires to provide a welcoming, comfortable space in which those who use it follow and engage with an anti-sexist code of practice.
The space is also used for workshops, installations, and performances which thematize sexism, feminism and queer politics. Any ideas, proposals, and/or questions about using the space are warmly welcomed – just come by, or send us a mail. News about recent and upcoming events can be found in the navigation under “monthly plan”.
We should also mention, because it is sadly not always a given in public spaces, that we have a play-box for kids.
For a place of network and exchange, a slightly more formal meeting space is of course a basic requirement; for this, we have our Meeting Room. Here you can develop old idea(l)s, and throw seed to new ones. Plus, it’s the perfect place to set to work to painting banners, writing zines, and planning demonstrations. It has space for around 20 people – once again, just drop us a line if you would like to book it, see it, or ask any questions to that extent.
Behind the café/chill-out room can be found a library with an archive in progress, again thematizing feminism, sexism and queer politics. For the time being, our collection is ‘read-in’ – that is, we do not offer a lending service. In order for our books to be browsed undisturbed, we have built an elevated reading/crouching/sleeping-but-pretending-not-to space. The library room also has two computers with free internet connection.
Apart from that we have a kitchen – in which there is everything you need to cook and prepare food – and of course a toilet.
We would like to be able to offer the FAQ Laden as an entirely barrier-free space, but this is sadly not the case at present.
In terms of a concrete code of practice in the Laden, we have developed a concept that, to a large part, involves and is based upon user participation, and in which the continuous development of this concept is an integral part.