public realm

FABRIC – Planning as Platform

Christoph Schäfer has been commissioned to organize the planning process for a 13.500 square meter piece of land for the Schöpflin Stiftung in Lörrach. It is a Production of Desires and a Testing-Ground. Check out the details of this exciting new project at Team: Christoph Schäfer (artistic direction), Lisa Marie Zander, Marius Töpfer (architecture), Aline Winchester (project coordinator), […]

Stüdyo Mistranslaşion / Stüdyo Yanlış Çeviri / Booty Carrell / Christoph Schäfer / Cappadox 2016

  “Back in town, in an empty shop-front near the main square (the festival ‘hub’), German artist Christoph Schäfer and his compatriot DJ Booty Carrell created Stüdyo Mistranslasion. While Carrell span records from his extensive collection of Afrofuturism, Turkofuturism and 1970s Anatolian funk, Schäfer painted the walls with an acid dream of mythical creatures and flying […]

A Cloud On the Mountain that Blocks the Way | Cappadocia Struck | Uchisar Turkey 2015

A Cloud on the mountain that blocks the way, Shadowplay on Video, ca. 15 Minutes, English, filmed, produced and recorded on site in Uchisar Cappadocia, Voices: Christoph Schäfer, Hera Büyüktaşçıyan Cappadocia Struck / Cappadox 2015 curated by Fulya Erdemci and Kevser Güler “Like the exhibition, the projects of the artists were pointing at a state […]

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 […]

Going Public (Istanbul Cook Book)

Can you imagine another country, where people eat together as a form of protest? The Lady next to me smiles while we indulge in shared food in a public Iftar in Yeniköy Park. More than three hundred people have gathered, an hour away from Istanbul centre by metro and minibus. More than half of the […]

ContainerUni | Friedrichshafen | 2012

ContainerUni – Ein temporärer Campus der Zeppelin Universität, Christoph Schäfer, Margit Czenki und quartiervier Architekten “Nutze das Provisorium und sorge dafür, dass später alle diesem Zustand nachweinen…“ – mit diesem Slogan starteten die Künstler*innen Margit Czenki und Christoph Schäfer eine beschleunigte Wunschproduktion für einen temporären Campus der Zeppelin Universität. In Kooperation mit dem Architekturbüro quartiervier […]

ContainerUni Official Opening | Januar 2013

…und ein herzzerreißender Artikel in der Studierendenzeitschrift oszillograph der Zeppelin Universität: Keine Kompromisse. Egal, was es kostet.  

Topography of the Commons | kunstwegen | 2012

Topography of the Commons is a three-piece installation [Raven Tree / Flood / Cinema] that marks three places in Samern. The elements connect the shared forest Samerrott, the border of the commons, and the farm Schulze-Holmer. Based on a local legend, the work unveils the forgotten history of resistance against the expropriation of the commons […]

Topografie der Gemeinheit | kunstwegen | 2012

Topografie der Gemeinheit ist eine dreiteilige Installation, die 3 Orte in Samern markiert [Rabenbaum / Sintflut / Kino]. Die Elemente verbinden den Gemeinschaftswald Samerrott, die Grenze dieser Gemeinheit, und den Hof Schulze Holmer. Auf einer örtlichen Legende basierend, legt die Arbeit die vergessene Geschichte des Widerstands gegen die Enteignung der Allmenden und des militanten Täufertums […]

Die Rückkehr der verratenen Versprechen | Johannes Springer | skug | 2011

Ein Gespräch mit dem in Hamburg lebenden und arbeitenden Christoph Schäfer über Zeichnen als Wunschmaschine, Wege der Stadterforschung und politische Wetterwinkel.

Auslaufendes Rot | Essen | B1/A40 | RUHR.2010

Park Fiction | Documenta11 | Kassel | 2002

Park Fiction organises Collective Productions of Desires for a park in Hamburg’s red light district, St.Pauli, since 1995. For more and detailed information in German as well as in English please turn to the website to the project’s website: A costly building was planned here originally, but the neighborhood stopped the development in 1997. […]

Revolution Non Stop | Filminstallation | 2000

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 […]