Bergþórugata 20, 101, Reykjavik

what we stand for

Andrými aims to provide a space for grassroots and non-governmental organizations to organize and host events, as well as being a welcoming space for those who have none, particularly refugees.With its self-organization and what it facilitates, Andrými reinforces a fight for increased freedom and empowerment, as well as the mutual aid of all kinds between individuals and in support of the natural world.

Andrými’s ways of organizing within the space are radical in nature whereas Andrými challenges accepted ideas of private property, hierarchy, and marketization in the world.

Andrými also works to promote a different understanding of culture and social connections. One meaning of the name andrými means “space to breathe“ – in the space, people should be able to feel safe and free. It is a place where people can gather to learn, share and think in order to bring new ideas back into society.

Andrými serves to help the cause of intersectionality, and thus to help join the fights against all kinds of oppression.

It also works to promote equality, creativity, feminism, connection with nature, the autonomy of thought and action, freedom, and justice.

As a community, we give special welcome and work to empower non-conformists and those who come from marginalised groups, such as migrants, refugees, queer people, women, people of color, disabled people, low-wage workers, young people and so on.


At the same time, andrými aims to fight against the valuing of hierarchy, wealth, social status and traditional social roles and provides a place for those who wish to work against the social ills that come from these roots.

Fundamentally, andrými is an institution that works to oppose alienation, through building community and culture.

Almost all political parties claim to share at least some of andrými’s purpose, but andrými does not involve itself in party politics – there are plenty of spaces and resources dedicated to that.

Andrými does not make money either and stands in opposition to those who worship it or use it to oppress and dominate other people.

In andrými people are encouraged not only to do things themselves but to do things together.

We welcome all groups and organizations that share our aims.