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.

portrait Björn von Schlippe

Björn von Schlippe

Artist and developer of the Column

Since mid-2018, he has persistently pursued the goal of anchoring a place of encounter with a positive appeal, first for Hamburg-Rahlstedt and then possibly other locations.


Olav Schmidt

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!

portrait Dieter Wendelborg

Dieter Wendelborg

Conceptionist and visionary

Ingenious tinkerer with a large network of specialists with focus on personal exchange, real encounters with people and sustainable business.

portrait Gerrit Groteloh

Gerrit Groteloh

Artists and idea generator

A person with cosmopolitan experience, a clear thinker, conceptual designer and seer in many areas. Specialist in art & design.

portrait Christian Pfaff

Christian Pfaff

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.

portrait Julian Lorenz

Julian Lorenz

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.

Klaus-Peter Jebens portrait

Klaus-Peter Jebens

Entrepreneur and patron of the Column

A real doer with a lot of influence His credo: “We’ll make it happen!”

Thomas Ulfig

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

As a source of inspiration with management skills and foresight, she is constantly present and indispensable for the further development of the Columns.

In addition, the following persons and companies participated financially and/or voluntarily (in no particular order) in the development of the Column:

Almut Norden, Doreen Gutz, Manuel Stapelfeld, Katrin Frey, Thorsten u. Saida Holtz, Tina Seidel, Nanne Osgart, Astrid Hennies, Käthe Schanz, Sabine Dierks, Wolfgang Wassmer, Jennifer Wroblewsky, Lars Hinrichs, Gito von Schlippe, Katy Schlüter, Alicia Marocchi Jannots, Sabine Kisvari, Dörte Sammann, Bianca Perry-Kunze, Virginie Siems, Désirée Schütte, Anita von Hertel, Ole Thorben Buschhüter, Adrian Hakon Hörmann, Regina u. Ekkehard Wysocki, Sabine Brunckhorst, Winfried Kober, Eva Hasselwarder, Ursula Nestler, Thomas Brinkmann, Dagmar Stoeck, Olaf Burmeister, Conny Zander-Oloffson, Kai Lucius, Tanja, Wolfgang, Annabell, Philip, Dennis Weimer, Andreas Schreib, Alexander Ahlvers, Jörg Meyer, Karin Binder, Arist von Schlippe, Dorothea, Peter von Schlippe and many more contributors in honorary capacity.

A massive THANK YOU! to all of you.

Willkommen zurück!

Welcome back!