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What is Werkhaüs ?
Werkhaüs is home for those who create the Nowhere we love and adore – the volunteers.
Werkhaüs is a Norg project part of Norg’s volunteer department. Its goal is improving comfort of the people that give a lot of time to make Nowhere happen!
Werkhaüs is the living-room of the set-up crew & strike crew and since this place is already built, it is used as a barrio during the event.
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Werkhaüs But Were Afraid to Ask
What is Werkhaüs's Purpose...
Werkhaüs is the living space of everybody on site during set-up. A communal space to rest, chill, socialise and play.
So it’s one of the first structures to be built.
During the event, Werkhaüs is a normal-ish barrio, but only the “very involved humans” live with us.
In 2018, Werkhaüs started to provide Werkshöps (related to making Nowhere happen).
Werkhaüs is the living space of everybody on site during strike, when we take down all the stuff. A communal space to rest, chill, socialise and play.
So it’s one of the last structures to be dismantled.
This is the operational space for the first and last crew on site. The place to work.
It’s a structure made with shipping containers. This is the place where you can find Toolhaus, the container where the NOrg crew can borrow some tools. If you’re an artist and you want tools, Toolhaus is not the place for you and you need to talk to Kunsthaus.
This is the kitchen & dining room of every NOrg team during Setup & Strike.
During the event, it’s the place where volunteers and Werkhaüs’s barrio members take their meal.
Can you explain To me why...
Because we are a part of NOrg. This means the barrio members pay for some things and NOrg pays for other things. For example: NOrg pays a part of Werkhaüs’ infrastructure and food while the barrio members pay for ice, water, the bar and the volunteer appreciation party. In other words, Werkhaüs is a gift from NOrg to those who dedicate a lot of time to Nowhere.
To be able to join Werkhaüs as a barrio you have to meet requirements (look at this section)
Artists have other facilities, such as Kunsthaüs and Art Grants.
Werkhaüs is made to help the other kind of involved humans.
Historically La Cantina was inside Werkhaüs structure and the barrio members cooked. The food was served for volunteers on shift and Werkhaüs members. But for a manner of mental health and efficiency La Cantina was separated from Werkhaüs in 2017.
During the event Werkhaüs members are a part of the kitchen crew by making shifts at La Cantina available as barrio shifts.
That a rumor … I swear we are nice 😉
But if you meet someone not gentle, it’s maybe because that person is tired as fuck and just lost his brain (two weeks ago). When the event start, a lot of Werkhaüs’s members has made 3 weeks of hard work under the sun. So it’s not against you, but sometimes everything sucks.
Random shit happens when you are tired… But in general the only “rules” are : It must be cheap, second-hand and SOLID.
How to live in Werkhaüs
during build or strike ?
Werkhaüs is the living space of everybody working with NOrg during Setup a & Strike.
To live here you will have to :
- Create an account on FIST
- Signup for NOrg Set-up and/or Strike crew (choose your duration, choose your team(s))
- Wait for validation (& your Early Entry)
Validation received ? You will be part of Werkhaüs as long as you will be involved with one of the team operating during set-up or/and strike.
BEWARE : Living in Werkhaüs during Set-up or Strike doesn’t give you the right to join Werkhaüs during the event (as a barrio). You will have to register. (See the section bellow)
How to join us during the event ?
Everyone is welcome at Werkhaüs, but we do have requirements. Why? Because we’re named Werkhaus for a reason: we werk hard (but play harder). Here is some info about how to join us :
All humans who want to join Werkhaüs, must fit in one* of these 3 requirements:
- YEAR ROUND ROLE : You have a year round role at Nowhere (Lead, MetaLead, HR, Finance, Director)
- TWO WEEK OF SET-UP OR STRIKE : You join the Set-up and/or Strike crew for a minimum of 14 days
- SHIFT WARRIOR : You are an event-time involved human, you rock a minimum of 20h of NOrg shifts (go to FIST)
It is possible to combine several of these requirements. We love your werk!
- Create your profile on FIST
- PRE-REG (to check if you fit the requirements)
- REAL REG
- PAY YOUR FEES
- TAKE YOUR BARRIO SHIFTS (3)
In exchange of your fees and your hard work
- A large shade structure
- A shaded space for your tent
- Showers structures
- 3 meals per day & snacks
- Water for the entire event
- Cold drinks! (beers/sangria/soft) (more if you want it)
- A bar with booze
If you are unable to pay the barrio fee, we can provide you with low income options.
Please email us at email@example.com with the subject line: « LOW INCOME ADMISSION » with a short description of your circumstances.
Your Haus Will Provide!
We know that while the spirit is willing, the wallet is not always able, so if the cash gods have been kind to you recently and you would like to add a few euros to your barrio fees and help someone else receive a low-income admission, we would be forever grateful!
Infos will comes asap
Infos will comes asap
Become a lead & take unimportant decisions with us
We are looking for extra humans to help us running Werkhaüs.
Such as : Event-time Fluff Lead, Decors Lead, Werkshöp Lead, LNT Barrio Lead…