Under the Counter Burek Shop

with Krater

14 Apr 2023
15 Apr 2023

While governments fight the war on knotweed with prevention and eradication strategies, The Under the Counter Burek Shop promotes the culinary use of this abundant plant instead. Since it is illegal to exchange the plant for money, we invite you to negotiate its value by offering us something in return. 


Krater Börek from Japanese Knotweed - Made by Krater during the Japanese Knotweed Festival at Mediamatic - Justin Knelange


How does it work?

Join the artists at bartering performance. For a slice of burek you will be asked to sign a barter agreement and propose what you can offer in exchange:
  • Bring us some fresh knotweed shoots to bake new burek. Read here how to do this.
  • Tag us on Instagram or Facebook in a picture of you with your local Japanese knotweed. 
  • Pick up one of our plant signs to contribute to our guerrilla hortus by planting it near a knotweed plant in your neighbourhood.
  • Write an upgraded knotweed burek recipe


Börek or burek are a family of pastries or pies found in the Balkans, Middle East and Central Asia. The pastry is made of a thin flaky dough such as filo with a variety of fillings, such as meat, cheese, spinach, or potatoes. The English name borek comes from Turkish börek, while burek is the form used in the countries of the former Yugoslavia.


Krater is a eco-social production space, which sprouted from the neglected, crater-resembling construction site near the city center of Ljubljana. Taking the regenerative capacities of invasive species as its inspiration, Krater produces environmentally conscious materials, practices and alliances which invite urban communities to open their eyes to the land and each other anew. krater.si