How does it work?
In order to maintain a true alternative, it is
evident to confront those who violates others freedom. Therefore we
have five simple guidelines that we expect everyone in the house to
respect at all times. These are as follows:
* NO RACISM! Racism in governments
and public is increasing and there is no doubt that having pale
skin makes a lot of things a lot easier in Denmark. In
Ungdomshuset, we do not tolerate discrimination based on skin
colour, ethnical origin or language.
* NO SEXISM! We are all being
forced into rigid binary gender roles, dividing us into gender
stereotypes with different possibilities and expectations. Women
furthermore face discrimination by constant questioning and
constant risk of physical as well as psychological abuse and
violation. Sexism is actions and opinions founded in the belief
that men should have any birth given privileges towards others.
* NO HOMOPHOBIA / HETEROSEXISM!
Heterosexism shows its face in the belief that biological genders
should define our gender identities, sexualities and choice of
partners. Automatically assuming others are heterosexual or
believing others are wrongdoers because they are not is
heterosexism and violation towards others.
* NO VIOLENCE! Violence is a
common mean of oppression and we do not tolerate it. There is
always a greater force than any individual -our unity. Of course we
see a difference between violence being used to oppress others and
defending oneself against it.
* NO HARD DRUGS! Any dealing with
drugs causes life long quarantine and being here under the
influence of drugs is a sure way to be thrown out.
We never organize a concert, meeting, art
exhibition or anything else for the money. Everyone working in the
house, works as a volunteer activist and no one gets paid. Because
of this every person performing in the house only get transport
expenses covered + food and drinks.
We do not intend to support commercial music, especially not when
everyone else are volunteers. Of course, we expect performers to
respect our guidelines before, during and after their
Volunteer activists do everything being done in the
house, from every wall painted to every meal cooked and every
beverage sold at shows. It can be hard work, but is a necessary
part of creating an equal community. There are different groups in
the house working with different kinds of tasks. Most of our
activists are affiliated with one or more groups, but you do not
have to be a part of a work group. If you want to be an activist in
the house just show up at one of our weekly Monday meetings where
we fill out our activist plan. Read more about the house meetings
We do not have a management and we do not have a
leader. Our highest instance is our weekly general meeting at
Mondays at 7 p.m. Here we coordinate our work and discuss issues
regarding the house. The meetings can often be about very internal
issues, so if you just want to hear about the house, swing by the
bookcafé opening hours, the peoples kitchen every thursday
or send us an email! We make all decision processes as
decentralized as possible. Every group in the house make decisions
by themselves, but all matters can be brought to the Monday
meeting. We never make decisions by voting but by finding solutions
suiting everyone. Some will claim that our way will never work, but
we have been functioning this way since 1982!
Note: The meetings can very often be about internal issues
and basic updates, so if you want to hear about the house and/or
ongoing activities, swing by the bookcafé on opening hours,
the peoples kitchen every thursday or send us an