In 2017 artist Koen Vanmechelen created a café as a continuously evolving living art work. A 19 century building on the Groenmarkt of Sint-Truiden, where in January 2016 the first chicken from Koen Vanmechelen's Planetary Community Chicken project saw the light of day, now houses ‘the staminee of the future’. A collaboration between artist Koen Vanmechelen and entrepreneurs Ben Elen and Pascal Vossius.
The cosmocafé illustrates the need for diversity and multiculturalism through the work of Vanmechelen. As a visitor, you literally become a part of his art through the “art of food/food of art concept”. The crosspollination between individuals makes the world a better place. Because enjoyable get-togethers in the microcosm of the cosmocafé make the cosmos a whole lot better.
The cosmocafé straddles local and global. It is a small café, but it has its eyes on the world. It is an authentic city café, an innovative catering business, and a living work of art. The cosmocafé wants to stimulate conversations. A place where you can not only meet people, but actually join in the conversation. Where words and ideas are formed.
For each Euro you spend in the cosmocafé, part goes to the MOUTH Foundation, a non-profit organisation that supports and implements Koen Vanmechelen's various social and scientific projects.
Learn more on the cosmocafe website