Alexandra Schmidt

Alexandra Schmidt is doing her Master’s teaching degree at the University of Hamburg right now with English and Biology as her main subjects. Before she enrolled in media engineering at  ...

Andreas Hedrich

Andreas Hedrich
As the initiator and spokesperson of the Initiative Creative Gaming, Andreas Hedrich has been pleading for the creative use of video games in education and to make digital gaming culture visible  ...

Anna Postels


Bente Stachowske


Carina Steffen-Schwering

Carina studied cultural sciences at the University of Koblenz and culture and media management at the University of Music in Hamburg. During times, when she isn’t entertaining her own  ...

Christiane Schwinge

christiane schwinge
Christiane Schwinge holds a degree in pedagogy and works as a freelance media pedagog in different areas of education. She is founding member and speaker of the free and nonprofit […]

Christina Kutscher

christina Kutscher
Christina Kutscher studied English and German and is soon about to start her Master degree. Besides she is an editor, media pedagogue and writes on her blog At PLAY17 she is […]

Claudia Meiners

claudia Meiners
Claudia is one of the co-founders of PLAY and the Initiative Creative Gaming. She loves the festival and everything it comes with. She doesn’t play that much, but her favorite […]

Daniel Roßberg


Jakob Kopczynski

Jakob Kopczynski is co-founder of the Initiative Creative Gaming, member of jaf – Verein für medienpädagogische Praxis and lecturer at HAW Hamburg. At PLAY17 he is responsible for the production  ...

Jasmin Hennig

Jasmin Hennig

Jill Mao

Jill is studying her Master’s degree in educational sciences at the University of Hamburg. Currently she is working on her thesis that focusses on (lifelong) learning in and with virtual  ...

Juliane Kühn


Karin Liau

Karin Liau
Karin Liau studied at the University of Music and Theater in Hamburg and finished her artistic degree with french horn as her main subject. She is on stage in and around […]

Kristina Thoms


Maik Helfrich


Matthias Löwe

Matthias Löwe
Matthias Löwe is engaged in workshops, talks and festivals in association with the Initiative Creative Gaming to establish an artistic and creative use of games. As an interaction designer, he is  ...

Nike Wilhelms

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Simon Pontius

Simon Pontius studied Media Systems at the HAW Hamburg and works for a local software company as IT-Consultant. He is a passionate photographer and publishes regularly photos and videos on […]

Tanja Pfefferkorn


Thilo Lübker

For the Initiative Creative Gaming Thilo undertakes workshops, supports other related events and is Head of Production for the locations of PLAY17. He invents own games, sneaks his way around  ...

Tina Ziegler

Tina Ziegler has been working in the media industry since 1994. She gained practical experience by managing advertising photo shootings and producing advertising films and engaged in theory by  ...

Tobias Othmar Hermann


Tolke Weinhold

Tolke studied and worked in design and since 2010 in art direction. After more than five years of learning in the various categories of advertising she took a sabbatical to […]

Valentina Birke

valentina birke
Valentina Birke works as a freelance media pedagog with the Initiative Creative Gaming and campaigns the creative and critical use of games and sees games as a form of expression. […]

Vera Marie Rodewald

vera marie
Vera Marie Rodewald is a media pedagog in Hamburg. She is also a research assistant for media education at the University of Applied Sciences in Hamburgand lecturer at the Leibniz University in  ...