This is a blog about art and social sciences during our container journey in Cape Town.

For me entrepreneurship has a very romantic side. I associate it with hard working and risk affine people, who change the world before they turn 30 and retire early in life to enjoy prosperity. However, the time I spent in Khayelitsha, Cape Town’s biggest township,…

Entrepreneurship in Khayelitsha

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We were right. Our second workshop on HOME will hit the people emotionally. And yes, it became a spectacle for the public. The people that interact with the space around the container are diverse. You meet College kids, professionals taking their lunch break, just passengers,…

#ContainerYourIdea HOME │ Disclosure of my thoughts

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Research in Africa: In the following days we will present an update of our research projects. First is Alma. A research process: As a closing line of one of our meetings back in Friedrichshafen the group stated: “Everything begins with an e-mail”. In the evolving of my research…

LLLight’in’Europe in South Africa

Will pedestrians stop and listen? Will questions be asked? What if the sun will burn too hot? Our first workshop took place the 15th of March at 11 am only 13 hours after the container’s arrival. Rizqah – our good soul from the College of…

ContainerYourIdea – Transport

One month flew by, it feels like we have been here for ages or just like we have arrived yesterday. We landed in a beautiful city far away from Germany, left the winter wonderland behind and experience the first summer of the year 2014. People…

Container Feelings

We struggle with the idea of township tourism. It feels wrong to observe poverty, even more through tinted windows and armed with a camera. But the urge to experience Cape Town behind the beautiful forevers excused our troubled ethics. So we decided to join a…

Real Gangsters and Township Tourism

  Creative Nestlings started in 2011 when the founders Dillion Phiri and Lunga Matea Phiri realized the absence of a common platform for young emerging creative in South Africa. Through their whish of Celebrating and Showcasing creativity, they started this Cape Town-based social network focussed…

Creative Nestlings a Portrait: Global Creative Collaborative Platforms

Our Humboldt Journey is not the only adventure of our alma mater Zeppelin University which involves industrial containers. Our temporary campus, Container University, is built (almost) entirely out of containers! Whereas our project in Cape Town incorporates just one container, the Container Uni is composed…

Our Mother Playground: Container University

„The Pure Joy of empower and empowerment: open your dream to others and let them synergies with you to achieve them“ Mitslal Kifleyesus-Matschie In The Bottom Billion: Why the poorest Countries are Failing and what can be done about it, Paul Collier sets a ground-stone in the…

Effectiveness through Empowerment

Since Muhammad Yunus became Nobel Peace Laureate in 2006, the idea of social entrepreneurship has received a wave of attention from different actors. The development sector appreciates this new approach as a promising alternative to unsuccessful concepts in the past. Financial organizations are interested in…

Researching social innovation