This trilingual permanent exhibition is dedicated to the international architectural and cultural public mediation of the Mensa Canteen and its cultural heritage. The exhibition supports in particular the preservation of the Mensa under Monument Protection as a complete work of art as well as the Canteen’s sustainable, energy-efficient renovation. We would especially like to thank the State Chancellery / Department for Europe and Dr. Wolfgang Müller for their generous financial support. We would also like to thank all other sponsors including the Saarland University Society (Universitätsgesellschaft des Saarlandes e.V.), Saartoto Lotto and Saarland Spielbanken. We would also like to thank our cooperation partners for the permanent exhibition and the linked web app: the Studierendenwerk Saarland, the Landesarchiv, the Landesdenkmalamt and the Saarländischer Rundfunk, the latter for the contractually regulated provision of archive films and broadcasts on the Mensa. For the publication of photos, documents and publications, we would like to thank in particular: Monika Bugs, Marcus Feld, Wolfram Freutel, Chris Gerbing, Urban Hajek, Rainer Hartz, Marco Kany, Gerd Poller, Saskia Riedel, Martin Rupps as well as the Saarland University Archives, the Saarland State Archives, the Saarland State Monuments Office, the BDA Saar, the htw saar / Saar School of Architecture / Digital Building Archive Saar+, the Institute for Contemporary Art (IAK) Saarlouis, as well as the Southwest Archive for Architecture and Engineering (saai/ KIT) in Karlsruhe.

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Project management and curation:

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Concept and design

Marcus Feld
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The translations of the texts of the permanent exhibition from German into English and French were generated and edited by the author Mona Schrempf initially with the help of Deepl. At this point, many thanks for corrections to Toni Huber and Jens Metz. Any unintentional errors and oversights are the responsibility of the author. In this case, kindly let us know - we will correct them immediately.

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Source information for the images and graphics used:

Saarland University / University Archive; htw saar / School of Architecture Saar / Digital Building Archive Saar+ Estate of Walter Schrempf, incl. photos by Franz Eifel, Wolfgang Zwietasch; Südwest Archiv für Architektur und Ingenieurskunst (saai/ KIT) / architecture-related estate O. H. Hajek, photo by Thilo Mechau; Landesarchiv / photos by Joachim Lischke; Chris Gerbing; Marcus Feld, Marco Kany, Rainer Hartz, Martin Rupps, Urban Hajek, Matthew Arthur Williams, Wolfgang Freutel, Julia Schygulla, Laura Weidig, INTAG, Deutsche Bauzeitschrift db.

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References for the quotes used

Bugs, Monika. Interview 6 Otto Herbert Hajek im Gespräch mit Monika Bugs. Reihe Interviews. hrsg. von Jo Enzweiler. Institut für Aktuelle Kunst. Saarbrücken: Verlag St. Johann GmbH, 1998.

Bugs, Monika. ‚Walter Schrempf im Gespräch mit Monika Bugs über die Mensa, das Studentenhaus der Universität des Saarlandes’,  Kunst im öffentlichen Raum Saarland, Band 2, Universität des Saarlandes 1945 bis 1999, hrsg. von Jo Enzweiler. Institut für Aktuelle Kunst, 1999, S. 43 - 51.