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Concept

There is nothing as valuable as the time we are given and we encourage you to make the most of it.

For just 5 cents per minute, you’re invited to enjoy free Wi-Fi, fresh coffee & tea, vegan and vegetarian food, co-working facilities, inspiring events and much more at our anticafé.

Anticafé Kitchen:

Most of our ingredients come directly from farmers of community supported agriculture: organic, fair, regional, seasonal and of high quality. Our food is always fresh and made with love.

Anticafé Coworking:

We offer fast internet & printing, Skype cabins & a meeting room as well as an inspiring working atmosphere to make your work the most effective. We host events for freelancers and entrepreneurs to improve skills, network and keep updated with this world’s fast-changing industries.

Anticafé Community:

Be’kech is a community-driven space for everyone in our neighbourhood. Everyone of our customers can take on ownership to shape the future of be’kech. This concept can only work if those who can pay more support those who can’t. When you „check out” you can choose to pay only for the minutes you spent here or add a little to support our community and pay it forward.

be'kech Culture:

In the evenings, be’kech transforms into a space for music, culture and the arts. We regularly show independent movies, host live concerts and organise readings.

be'kech Values:

We have no place for sexism, homophobia, transphobia, any form of racism such as anti-Muslim racism, anti-Jewish racism, any sort of discrimination as well as violent or aggressive behaviour. Be'kech is a safe space for all, an open forum for dialogue, criticism and hope and a place where we stand up for one another.

We are excited to spend time with you!

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Meet our team
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Nina Martin

Nina Martin

Co-Founder

With a background in Digital Film, New Media and Design Management (University of Huddersfield, UK/ Aalto University, FI) Nina employs creative methodologies, namely human-centred design thinking, to support start-ups and NGOs alike in the fields of team management, conceptualisation, user experience, social impact metrics and prototyping pilots. Her experience comes from leading, documenting and consulting on projects empowering marginal groups of society in Finland, Germany, Lithuania, Spain as well as most of the MENA region, Mexico and South Africa among others.

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Louna Sbou

Louna Sbou

Co-Founder

With 14+ years of work experience in 36+ countries and as a serial entrepreneur herself she does not only understand the start-up world but has also gathered in-depth knowledge of all phases from ideation through launching and exit strategies. Louna has founded 9 companies of which 3 were sold within 6 months after launch. Having founded tunesisters Entertainment back in 2002, she focuses on the production of handpicked events and talent booking in Germany, Japan, North Africa and the Middle East while promoting the rich cultures of the world. Educated in the U.S., France, Finland, Germany, and the UK; she studied Law and Economics at University of Applied Sciences, Südwestfalen (Germany) as well as Business Management at University of Wales (UK).

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Erkan Affan

Erkan Affan

Curatorial Resident

Erkan is a queer writer and independent activist of colour based between the UK and Germany. With a background in Middle Eastern politics, gender and migration, Erkan’s research has focused notably on the experiences of advocacy and transnational solidarity for queer migrants in Berlin. An avid believer of decolonising the contemporary structures of knowledge, they are currently utilising their residency here at be’kech to challenge the inaccessible nature of academia and encourage more opportunity for self-representation through dialogue and discussion in event management.

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Nora Chirikure

Nora Chirikure

Curatorial Resident

Nora is Zimbabwean-German, and studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. She is passionate about promoting Pan-African ideas through hosting discussions, film screenings and exhibitions. Alongside event management, Nora is doing research on sustainability, inclusivity and ease of doing business in Africa. Through gaining a deeper understanding, she aims to make sense of and learn how she can realistically make a positive impact on the world. So, feel free to engage in deep meaningful conversations with her.

About the concept:

In be’kech we know, that there is nothing as valuable as the time we are given and we encourage you to make the most of it.
For just 5 cents per minute, you’re invited to enjoy free Wi-Fi, fresh coffee & tea, vegan and vegetarian food, co-working facilities, inspiring events and much more at our anticafé. For more information about our membership options click here

Anticafé Kitchen:

We are a vegan and vegetarian café. Most of our ingredients come directly from farmers of community supported agriculture: organic, fair, regional, seasonal and of high quality. Nevertheless, our food is always fresh and made with love.

Anticafé Coworking:

We offer fast internet & printing, Skype cabins & a meeting room as well as an inspiring working atmosphere to make your work the most effective. Furthermore, we host events for freelancers and entrepreneurs to improve skills, network and keep updated with this world’s fast-changing industries. If you would like to get more information about our meeting room and it’s booking, you can read more about it here.

Anticafé Community:

Be’kech is a community-driven space for everyone in our neighbourhood. Everyone of our customers can take on ownership to shape the future of be’kech. This concept can only work if those who can pay more support those who can’t. When you „check out” you can choose to pay only for the minutes you spent here or add a little to support our community and pay it forward. Read more about our community here.

be’kech Culture:

In the evenings, be’kech transforms into a space for music, culture and the arts. Furthermore, we regularly show independent movies, host live concerts and organise readings. Stay updated with our calendar.

Make sure that you experience the best out of be’kech. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for some inspirational posts and pictures.

be’kech Values:

We have no place for sexism, homophobia, transphobia, any form of racism such as anti-Muslim racism, anti-Jewish racism, any sort of discrimination as well as violent or aggressive behaviour. Be’kech is a safe space for all, an open forum for dialogue, criticism and hope and a place where we stand up for one another.

We are excited to spend time with you!

*photos by Anna Wyszomierska

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