namosphaere needs your financial support to move to Langstrasse! With the prospect of this location, we have the opportunity to create a space that is more than just a cozy café with good music and soul food. We want to actively create change, organize lectures and evenings on socio-political topics, inform, set impulses, ask critical questions, and are not afraid of dialogue.
We are a young, small, and social startup that has set big and ambitious goals. We started with a delivery and catering service, through which we donate 5% of our profit to social and environmentally friendly project partners in Zurich. After this first step, we are now in the process of putting the underlying goals of namosphaere into action: to create socio-political change. We believe in positive encouragement and that many small positive acts can make equally big things happen. Through our events, we want to open doors for all those who are interested in important discussions, who are seeking social change and a more just society. And who says that this is not possible in combination with a little bit of soul food?
This is Josie. Born in Freiburg im Breisgau and raised in Namibia and Mexico. After a year of volunteering with people with mental and physical disabilities and completing her Bachelor's degree in Political Science and Anthropology at the University of Heidelberg, she moved to Switzerland. There she completed a double degree Master in Management in St. Gallen (CH) and Barcelona (ES). She wrote her Master thesis on business and human rights, with a focus on women's rights. Shortly after, she took up a PhD position at the University of Geneva and began researching the impact of artificial intelligence on human rights compliance in global value chains. She quickly realised that her need to act was growing and no longer left room to bury herself in books and theories with a clear conscience.
This is Julia. Her CV indicates that she is a true Freiburg native with South Korean blood (even though she is now moving to Zurich to dedicate her life to namosphaere). Through her European studies for bilingual primary education with a focus on English and geography at the Freiburg University of Education, she gained new perspectives on culture, interculturality, global contexts, and, above all, dealt with questions of inclusion and gender. By completing various internships, she grew the desire to become active beyond the walls of the classroom and to stand up for her ideals and values in order to enable all people to participate in society on an equal footing.