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Bergen Assembly’s offices function as both a public work- and event space.
Are you or your group interested in using our office?
Our open office is a low-threshold offer where we wish to lend our space to local groups and initiatives that are in need of space for their closed meetings and public events. We charge NOK 300 per hour for events where alcohol is served, or there is need for a bartender/event host.
If you wish to borrow the space, we can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On weekdays 11:00-16:00, you are welcome to bring your own computer or work and spend time at our office. Here you have access to free coffee/tea and can connect to our free wi-fi. Drop by!
Our open office is fully accessible from street level and our toilets are gender neutral.
At Bergen Assembly we are committed to supporting an inclusive and diverse arts scene in Bergen. We work to provide a space free of all forms of discrimination and injustice.
In 2016, Partisan Café, held inside the Old Fire Station in Bergen, was a shared space for conversations, art, education, debate and performance and functioned as the main information point for Bergen Assembly. Conceived by Nora Sternfeld in collaboration with artists Isa Rosenberger and Jenny Moore, it was a location for educators and café workers to think about and practice radical hospitality. For the 2019 edition, Bergen Assembly opened KODE 2, an old archiving and restoration wing, as Belgin. It became the central working space for Bergen Assembly, but also a community space which all were welcome to use. It was a place of work, play, collaboration, celebration, and rest. Both of these spaces offered a meeting place with no purchase obligation in the city centre for the community to use and engage with.
We have established our new office on Halfdan Kjerulfs Gate as an open space for exchange and gathering, as well as work, taking from the experiences of these previous projects and those who realised them.
Bergen Assembly’s offices in Halfdan Kjerulfs Gate 4 was designed and refurbished by musician Kristoffer Wie Van Der Pas and Bergen-based architect Tord Øyen.