The City is Our Factory

Christoph Schäfer | CV | Works | Reviews

zur Deutschen Version Christoph Schäfer lives in Hamburg. Since the early 1990s, the artist has worked on urban everyday life and the production of spaces for and by collective desires. This interest is mirrored in a wide range of work, that often reflects and sometimes intervenes, in unusual drawings, installations and collective projects. His main […]

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

Die Stadt ist unsere Fabrik | Spector Books | 2010

Christoph Schäfer, 304 Seiten, 150 Zeichnungen, deutsch / english, 34 x 23.9 cm, Gestaltung: Ina Kwon, Spector Books Leipzig 2010, Gewicht: 1260 g, ISBN: 978-3-940064-95-0, 28.00 €, “Die Stadt ist unsere Fabrik” rechnet mit Leser_innen, die alles ganz anders lesen als vorgesehen. Es ist kein abgeschlossenes Werk. Es wird performt und verändert und übersetzt. […]

The City is Our Factory (Book), Christoph Schäfer

The City is our Factory, by Christoph Schäfer, Leipzig 2010, 306 pages, 28 €, ISBN: 978-3-940064-95-0, Spector Books The City is Our Factory is a visual essay in 158 drawings. In six chapters, the artist Christoph Schäfer develops a rhizomatic history of the urban space: From primordial mud to the “Right to the City” movement […]

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 […]