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New Café in Neukölln: Gordon

Today, Sun Mee and I stopped by to get some coffee at a new café and record store in Neukölln. Nice light coffee, and a super friendly owner.

Doron Eisenberg, had always liked house and techno music (17 years producing/DJing) and would throw rooftop techno and house parties spinning all vinyl in Tel Aviv under his record label Legotek.  But the scene for quality house and techno was not quite enough for Doron, so he decided to move to Berlin (of course!) to pursue his passion.

But what to do here?  Simply opening a record store is no small feat (though they are now a GmBH – congrats!) so he decided to partner with his friend Nir Ivenizki and founded GORDON – a cafe and record store in one located right around the corner from Agora at 11 Allerstrasse.

Serving house and techno plates – along with great vegetarian Israeli food to boot.

Ask for the bourekas on their menu - perfect for late afternoon – or the morning after a good party;)

Stop on by and say you come from Agora!

I amplify communities of people working in collaborative spaces. I do this by both harmonising local and regional networks that communities operate in and facilitating knowledge exchange between the two, both online and off. Questions that inspire me are: How can we work in hybrid offline/online environments to exchange knowledge for the creative commons and public good? How can we connect and activate the potential of communities we encounter for collective network good? What does leadership look like in flat organisations, tribes and groups? How can we empower communities to be self-sustaining? My ultimate goal is my own redundancy made possible by enabling community ownership, trust and resilience through a community’s telling of it’s own stories.