Biennials: Prospect and Perspectives February 27−March 1, 2014 ZKM

International Conference ZKM_Media Theater, Admission free Thurs, Feb 27: 7 p.m.; Fri/Sat, Feb 28/March 1: 9.30 p.m. Language: English → Information auf Deutsch → Program → Live Stream As part of the theoretical foundations of GLOBALE, the ZKM, in cooperation with the ifa [Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations], has organized a large-scale conference with approx. […]

The Creative Time Summit: Art, Place, and Dislocation in the 21st-Century City | NYC | October 25 & 26, 2013

Christoph Schäfer will speak about Gezi Park Fiction St. Pauli at this years’ Creative Time Summit: Art, Place, and Dislocation in the 21st-Century City October 25 & 26, 2013 — NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts

Make Bottom Up Funky | Headshrink Public Art | Graz 19|06|2013

Margit Czenki und Christoph Schäfer speak about “Social Sculpture”, “Production of Desires”, Art as Platform, ContainerUni, and discuss all this with the auf´dience More on the Johanneum website.

13th Istanbul Biennial public programme | ‘Making The City Public’

A Machine of Possibilities: the urban turn, art and the right to the city – Lecture illustrated by hand: Christoph Schäfer (conceptual artist, sparkling draughtsman, educational entertainer, urban writer and uninvited city planner). The talk will be combined with a panel with these fine urban activists and thinkers:  Dr. Betül Tanbay (Taksim Platform, academician), Yaşar […]

Talk at Forum/Design Centrum Malmö

Technically speaking, this is a lousy video. But a fantastic talk, and an easy introduction to “The City is Our Factory”.

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

Factory City – MIT Fall Lecture Series “CITY AS STAGE, CITY AS PROCESS”   September 28, 2009. The City is our Factory: Politics of desire and the production of urban spaces between Grande Latte and Park Fiction. In the new urban fabric, subcultures, cultural workers, musicians and artists play a significant role as producers of collective spaces, places shaped by desires; as inventors of new perspectives and […]

Networks of Imagination

…talk on the connection between Renaissance Explorers and Auto-Rikshaw-Drivers, Urban Imagination, Cybermohalla, Park Fiction, atelier d’architecture autogerée, Axel Claes’ work on, in, with and against the unemployment office, Liverpool, Anne Querrien and more. An inspired but somewhat lengthy talk in clumsy english, due to the fact, that the audience was totally uninterested, tired of listening […]