Bioteket is a volunteer-based green culture hub for sustainability, where science, culture, and green activism flourishes together.

Bioteket is about creating a public good and a part of Copenhagen’s culture. Proprietary platforms like Facebook undermine these goals by putting our culture on their terms, forcing individuals to submit to subtle but comprehensive surveillance and AI-allocated advertising in order to access events and opportunities in our own communities. The cumulative effect of culture being mediated by private, for-profit digital platforms is that the commercial logic of the platforms is ubiquitous. By using readily-available free (as in freedom) software alternatives, Bioteket demonstrates that it is possible to create culture differently, online and offline.
We livestream with OBS Studio (a free and open-source cross-platform streaming and recording program https://obsproject.com/ ) through Icecast (free server software for streaming multimedia. https://icecast.org/ ) on our local server frikbh.net

The space

Created in 2016 in collaboration with Københavns Kultur og Fritidsforvaltning, Bioteket is a hidden gem in Nørrebro. It is made of upcycled and refurbished shipping containers on two levels: Workshop, laboratory, and growing space for MUSHROOMS on the ground level, and a greenhouse that accommodates the growth of PLANTS, FISH, INSECTS, SOCIAL EVENTS, and SUSTAINABLE IDEAS on the first floor.

The association

The newly formed (2020) voluntary association behind bioteket is NÅFBE – Nørrebro’s Åbne Fælleskab for Bæredygtige Experimenter (Nørrebro open community for sustainable experiments).
>>> WE WANT TO BE GLOCAL
.We see global, we act local. Based in Nørrebro, Copenhagen, we commit to our software ethics manifesto Free(dom) software.

>>> WE WANT TO DEMOCRATICIZE ACCESS TO KNOWLEDGE ABOUT NATURE AND SCIENCE, AND HOW IT RELATES TO CITIZENS’ LIVES
.We welcome people of all ages to join and co-create together, physically, and virtually. We cherish cross-communities collaborations. We stand for open citizen science.

>>> WE WANT TO FACILITATE KNOWLEDGE ACQUISITION AND TRANSFER. AND MAKE IT FUN
.We learn about, play with, subsidize experiments on sustainable urban living in all its kaleidoscopic colours and forms.
>>> WE WANT TO STRENGTHEN THE PROFESSIONAL CONFIDENCE OF OUR MEMBERS
.We offer an inviting space, concrete resources, network, and mentoring for growing a project together.
>>> WE WANT TO SPREAD THE CULTURE
.Let’s the “Oh, it’s easier than expected!”- effect begins.
YOU CAN READ OUR vedtægter BY CLICKING ON THE LINK BELOW.

Biotekens board

Shan Doctor shrooms
Chairman.
> mushrooms.

shan@bioteket.dk

Alice In quantumland
organization, economics and digital.
> digital citizenship.

alicegiulia@posteo.net

Paulina Wildcrafting witch
> wildcrafted.

gretkierewicz@gmail.com

Peter BIG BROTHER builder
Volunteers and space responsible.
> mind spa.

pljkbh@hotmail.com

Johannes WILDSPICES master
> foraging and wild food.

johrug8@gmail.com

ALL TOGETHER WE MAKE THE MAGIC HAPPENS
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