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Germany-based artist Christoph Schäfer has focused on urban life and the production of public spaces since the 1990s.
WHY WE LOVE CHRISTOPH:
- Schäfer helped a community band together to prevent the creation of a hotly contested housing and office development in Hamburg and create Park Fiction, a public park, in its place
- He actively supports the Occupy Gezi movement; organizing a movement to rename Park Fiction to “Gezi Park” in solidarity with the movement