Urban Space

Utopian Pulse: Salon Public Happiness – Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart

Utopian Pulse – Flares in the Darkroom: Salon Public Happiness Ausstellung: 10. – 16. September 2014 Wiener Secession 20. Juni – 16. August 2015 Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart Videoccupy (Istanbul), und Esso Häuser – Filmteam (Irene Bude, Steffen Jörg and Olaf Sobczak), Esso Häuser Nachruf von Megafonchor (Sylvi Kretzschmar, Video by Svenja Baumgardt), Der Investor (Die […]

PlanBude | Urban Planning Project | founded 2014

PlanBude – crack the St.-Pauli-Code Towards an urbanism of, by and for the many: Since October 2014 PlanBude (planning shack) collects ideas, analysis, desires and opinions for a central new building complex in St. Pauli, the ESSO-Häuser-Area (named after a popular petrol station with 24/7 shop) at Spielbudenplatz. In two containers, placed right at the […]

Bostanorama | Istanbul Biennial 2013

” Schäfer’s drawings depict intriguingly bizarre, parallel social situations gleaned from interviews and other encounters, and aim to reimage an aesthetic of community, markedly different to corporatised artists’ impressions in content and execution.” Tom Snow, Afterall “With this in mind, perhaps the most resonant work of the whole biennial was that of Hamburg artist, Christoph […]

Video | Talk – The City is Our Factory | HfbK Hamburg 9.2.2012

Symposium “Why Design?” HfbK Hamburg 9.2.2012. A 34 Minute lecture by Christoph Schäfer on “The City is our Factory” in English. Plus a short talk with Marjetica Potric. More info on the book: here

Promised Land – Das Versprechen der Stadt 1989

Installation, Christoph Schäfer, Cathy Skene, Diskothek Unit, Talstrasse, Hamburg St. Pauli, 1989 Two rooms, a former separée and an adjoining  lust-bath, secret rooms in the back of the acid house club Unit, were refurbished and equipped with video cameras. The images were transferred onto monitors in the disco, and vice versa, the images from the […]