We provide the space to support local groups & initiatives that don’t charge an entry fee for their events & strengthen the community. While long, this text covers issues that have been problem areas in the past, so please read through it carefully & ask any questions you may have. The main rule is basic common sense: treat the space & the people/things in it with respect, don’t take or use what is not yours or has not been offered to you, & clean up after yourselves.
Please note our additional rules currently in place in response to the covid-19 pandemic (at the bottom of this page).
Feel free to make use of whatever equipment in the space you would like to (projector, sound system, whiteboards, desks, monitors) & rearrange the furniture according to your needs, but after your event please return the space in the state you found it in. Do not block the fire escape door with any furniture, and please stack the wooden chairs according to their type. Please do not leave any trash outside of the bins, food leftovers, signs, posters, empty bottles that are not from co.up, etc. Treat the space as a leave-no-trace campsite: if you brought it in, bring it out. Dirty dishes go in the dishwasher; please toss in a soap tab & turn it on. Cleaning supplies, toilet paper, & trash bags can be found in the bathroom to the left, in the back left corner, on both floors.
Please note that meeting room rental plans do not include use of the projector or sound system in the event space.
Drinks & supporting the space
Please let your participants know that drinks can be found in the refrigerator and cost 2,00€ a piece, emphasizing that since we don't charge organizers for community events, the money we get from drinks sales helps us pay for the space & keep it open & free for initiatives like yours. Paying for the drinks is based on a trust system: the money should be put in the white bowl on the bar. Empty bottles should be put in the matching crates.
We would also highly appreciate it if your participants know that they can sign up for a support membership (from 10 to 100€ per month, recurring on the date they sign up) by going to members.co-up.de, and that they can also make a one-time donation via PayPal or Ko-Fi at co-up.de/support-us. Thank you kindly!
In order to access the Internet, connect to either "co_up" or "co_up_slow" with the password: *clubmate*. Open a browser to any page.
Give this information to your participants, too!
On your event page, include these instructions for finding the space: http://co-up.de/about.html#location. Please make sure to be at the space at least 10 minutes before the official start time so you can let people in & so that office workers are not interrupted by guests ringing the doorbell. Post a way for guests to reach you during the meetup so your participants can call in case the gate gets locked; tell them to ring at "co.up/Mapbox" (3d floor) or "co.up/Cobot" (5th floor). You can buzz open the door by simply entering http://192.168.2.5/letmein in a browser. If you don't see "Come in!" after the page loads, the door can be opened the old-fashioned way by pushing the black button next to the receiver, to the left of the space door.
For wheelchair users & people with special accessibility needs, the elevator key (with a round head) is attached to the plush blue elephant sitting on the upper part of the bar in the 5th floor, or the pink one by the window in the kitchen on the 3rd floor. The key is necessary to open the elevator door from the outside on the ground floor, as well as to choose a floor: there is a slot on the control panel for the key to be placed in & turned. Please make sure to return the elephant to its spot when you’ve finished using it.
Unfortunately the building managers denied our request to rebuild the bathrooms to be accessible, so the closest such bathroom is in Südblock (Admiralstr. 1-2): http://wheelmap.org/map#/?zoom=19
When you leave, be absolutely sure that you are the last person to do so, since participants will get locked in the space/courtyard as they don't have a key! After locking the door, exit the building & go left to the small gate at Adalbertstr. 5-6 (the entrance to the neighbouring courtyard, closer to Kottbusser Tor). Feel free to leave the gate unlocked.
If you do not have your own set of keys to the space, please bring the set you borrowed back to me like we discussed, and do not leave it in the mailbox or in any other location.
co.up is happy to support you & your community event. Thanks very much for your courtesy & understanding!
In order to comply with local regulations and help contain the spread of SARS-CoV-2 in Berlin, the following rules are also in place.
Masks are mandatory in the space, including the bathrooms and kitchen area, as well as on the entirety of the building premises, including the stairwell, elevator, courtyard and parking lots. They may only be removed when performing or teaching, and must be worn whenever the performer or teacher leaves their workstation.
All occupants of the space must maintain a 1.5m distance with each other at all times, wash their hands frequently and thoroughly, and respect sneeze-and-cough etiquette (into your elbow or a tissue that is thrown away immediately, not into your hand).
The space must be ventilated once an hour for 5-10 minutes by opening the windows all the way, even during the winter. Please make sure to close them before leaving.
All objects touched and shared surfaces must be disinfected before leaving - there is disinfectant available in the space or in the left bathroom. The kitchen is not available to use except for washing hands. Please do not share food or drinks.
The space may only be used for the production of remote events. The space may not be used for in-person meetups or co-learning groups. All events must be confirmed with us in writing before the event takes place, and no event can take place in the space without our explicit approval.
Only a maximum of 3 people may use the space for remote events at one time; these can only be hosts or speakers/artists (strictly no guests). Contact information for everyone using the space must be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org three working days before the event at the latest and include each person's full name, email address, district (Bezirk) or county (Landkreis) of residence, and phone number. Public-facing event communications must make clear that the event is online only. Please inform online attendees of our need for financial support, since we are unable to host regular events where we can sell drinks, and post the following URL for more information: https://co-up.de/support-us/
Use of the space
Only the large event space area may be used for remote events; the meeting room is reserved for our office tenants and remote teachers and is otherwise off-limits. The meeting room may only be used by one person per booking slot. The Cobot offices (formerly known as our fifth floor) are off-limits for all events.
Organizers found to be in violation of our rules will be asked to return their set of keys immediately and may permanently lose access to the space.
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