Team and Supporters
Only the idea is a gift!
Even the realisation of the Column of Connectedness was only possible by the joining of forces of many. From the first idea to a successful crowdfunding to the final installation of the first Column, a large number of people have teamed up to create something big having originated from a small thought.
Björn von Schlippe
Artist and developer of the Column
His mission: to create a place of connection – visible from afar, mysteriously radiant, inviting. He inspires and brings people together.
Carpenter and co-developer
Co-thinker of the first hour and actual heart of Hamburg-Rahlstedt. An absolute stroke of luck for the Column and the team!
Conceptionist and visionary
Ingenious tinkerer with a large network of specialists with focus on personal exchange, real encounters with people and sustainable business.
Artists and idea generator
A person with cosmopolitan experience, a clear thinker, conceptual designer and seer in many areas. Specialist in art & design.
Copywriter and artistic director
As much as his way of writing is special, his expertise on the topics of connectedness and the arts is indispensable.
Motion designer and photographer
Now self-employed he is constantly fully booked. However, he is immediately supportive in regards to the Column – lightning-fast and still deeply relaxed.
Entrepreneur and patron of the Column
A real doer with a lot of influence His credo: “We’ll make it happen!”
Civil engineer and surveyor
A quiet man with a clear mind and a lot of experience in “column construction”. We build on his expertise and contacts.
Elgin von Schlippe
A thoughtful generator of ideas
Driving force with management skills and foresight, always present and essential for the further development of the pillars.
With a lot of experience and joy involved in the project.
Roland von Unruh
Another clever head who asks the essential questions.
With passion, a sense of art and equipped with modern machines, he is the ideal choice for the steel construction.
An absolute stroke of luck for the team. We are very happy to have them on board. Communicative, creative and well connected.
GF Copyfuchs, Vors. Rahlstedter Netzwerk
Associated with the idea of the column from the beginning. Actively supports the project as Rahlstedt’s “Neighborhood Manager”.
Anita von Hertel
With her strength and expertise in dealing with people, she is a great gift for this project.
Enthusiastic about the idea of the Column and proud to have written the text on the explanatory panel.
Alicia Marocchi Jannots
Photographer and translator
With Argentinian roots, profound language skills and her sociability, she is our gateway to the world. She lives connectedness!
In addition, the following persons and companies participated financially and/or voluntarily (in no particular order) in the development of the Column:
Alexander Ahlvers, Karin Binder, Thomas Brinkmann, Olaf Burmeister, Ole Thorben Buschhüter, Sabine Dierks, Wilfried Eggers, Katrin Frey, Michael Grosse, René Grube, Doreen Gutz, Eva Hasselwarder, Astrid Hennies, Anita von Hertel, Lars Hinrichs, Adrian Hakon Hörmann, Thorsten & Saida Holtz, Alicia Marocchi Jannots, Klaus-Peter Jebens, Sabine Kisvari, Winfried & Anja Kober, Bianca Perry-Kunze, Kai Lucius, Maria & Rainer Lüers, Jörg Meyer, Ursula Nestler, Almut Norden, Conny Zander-Oloffson, Nanne Osgart, Christian Pfaff, Alexander Rosso, Dörte Sammann, Käthe Schanz, Dorothea & Peter von Schlippe, Arist & Gito von Schlippe, Katy Schlüter, Désirée Schütte, Tina Seidel, Virginie Siems, Manuel Stapelfeld, Dagmar Stoeck, Thomas Ulfig, Max Vollert, Wolfgang Tanja, Annabell, Philip Wassmer, Dieter Wendelborg, Phillip von Werder, Tobias Wolff, Jennifer Wroblewski, Regina & Ekkehard Wysocki und viele weitere ehrenamtliche Helfer.
A massive THANK YOU! to all of you.