Program: Platforms of Urban Imagination

Programm Freitag 19.00 Uhr    Platforms of Urban Imagination: City, Art, Planning – Making Participation more Clever. Introduction by Margit Czenki und Christoph Schäfer 19.30 Uhr    Learning from Tijuana: Global relevant urban development by the many Teddy Cruz Samstag 10.30 Uhr    short Intro Margit Czenki and Christoph Schäfer Block 1:     Utopian Surplus 10:45 Uhr    Wiring up [...]


OpenTestHaus WorkOver WeekEnder

“It’s like minecraft in the real world” For ZU Students only – incomings and Newbies are welcome. No ECTS points. KickOff brainstorming meeting with a glass of champagne on Friday January 17, 19:00 at OTH Saturday 12:00 brunch and work at OTH Sunday 11:00 the same. Register / Anmeldung bitte / please via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/containeruniversity/events [...]


ContainerUni: Introduction in English

“Make use of the provisorical solution – and ensure that everybody will beweep the makeshift situation in 4 years time.” ContainerUni is a complete temporary campus for Zeppelin Universität at Lake Constance in Friedrichshafen. Over 160 standard Containers and a Hangar were transformed into a complex work that connects art, architecture, urban planning & academic [...]

Harlem Shake ContainerUni Hangar

Harlem Shake im ContainerUni Hangar


Inserts are up

All Inserts, the little folly-like elements that fall out of the function of  university, have been placed in their final locations. In the foreground: the GDR built luxury Caravan Nagetusch, in the background the Mooncontainer. The replica of George Bernhard Shaw’s rotating writing shed “London” is up on the roof of the Gardenhouse. Thx to [...]

Dichterisch wohnet der Mensch - Gartenhaus

Poetically man dwells

  Hölderlin quote / Tesa-Pack on Container, 2012  


Flight through the ContainerUni construction site

What a kind of privilege my job as artistic subcurator of ContainerUni is, really struck me when Christina Ehringshausen, took me on a free ride with her Lifter.


Blue, Suede, Shoes


Baustellenführung, anyone?!

Construction time again: Artistic Subdirection Assistant Sascia shot by Steffi in the ultra cool CU-CI-blue-collar-overall. Guided construction site tours (for insurance reasons only for ZU members and students) can be booked now Wednesdays & Fridays @ 10 a.m. & 4:30 p.m. Get registered at Natalia Matis – natalia.matis@zeppelin-university.de


The Concept

For approximately 2 years, the ContainerUni will be the temporary home of Zeppelin University at Fallenbrunnen – until we will move into the new Main-Campus at Fallenbrunnen 3.


ContainerUni as Experiment

„There has never been more >garage< than now“ Stephan A. Jansen* ContainerUni – do-it-yourself: Taking Zeppelin University‘s demand of space and the architects layout as a starting point, students and employees begin to appropriate the planning-process, followed by the actual spaces of this temporary campus in Fallenbrunnen. An experimental design process gets going. Especially the [...]


Art & Containers

 Use the temporary situation – and make sure that everyone will miss the make-shift University in four years. Christoph Schäfer and Margit Czenki With this slogan, the two artists Margit Czenki and Christoph Schäfer, launched a production of desires with ZU students and employees in autumn 2011. An intense exchange started between the artists, architects [...]


Facts & Figures

| Site: Fallenbrunnen 17/2, Friedrichshafen, Lake Constance, Germany | approx. 2.500 qm | 4 Container-Buildings and a „Hangar“ from readymade parts | 11 lecture-halls, approx 60 offices for scientists and administration , 5 project- and group-rooms, spaces for work and leisure with Café Mundvoll (in the Hangar), OpenTestHaus with work spaces for students (self-admistered and [...]


OTH: The Hausordnung does not apply

The Open Test Haus (OTH) is the silver container building in the center of the new campus. The name of it refers to its inherent experimental character: It will be designed and selfadministred by the students themselves within the upcoming weeks. This process of constant change and renewal shall not end once the students move [...]


Production of desires begins…

…in spring 2012. Thilo Schultz “Superchunk”, the loungy installation at Seemooser Horn Campus, is transformed into an Open Planning Studio:Student’s desires, ready to jump out of the box:  

The City is our Factory

The City is Our Factory

Some of the background and thinking behind ContainerUni reflected avant la lettre in a Talk by Christoph Schaefer at the MIT in 2009.