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Die HFBK Hamburg trauert um Prof. Rolf Zander

Rolf Zander war von 1973 von 1999 zunächst Lehrbeauftragter, dann Professor für Kunstpädagogik an der HFBK Hamburg. 1996 gründete er an der Hochschule den Magnetischen Verein. Seit den frühen 1960er Jahren war er an wichtigen Ausstellungen beteiligt, zuletzt 2019 zusammen mit Asmus Tietchens an der Ausstellung Hyper! in den Hamburger Deichtorhallen. Am 1. April 2020 ist er im Alter von 86 Jahren verstorben.

Teaching Art Online at the HFBK

How the university brings together its artistic interdisciplinary study structure with digital formats and their possibilities.

HFBK Graduate Survey

Studying art - and what comes next? The clichéd images stand their ground: Those who have studied art either become taxi drivers, work in a bar or marry rich. But only very few people could really live from art – especially in times of global crises. The HFBK Hamburg wanted to know more about this and commissioned the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Hamburg to conduct a broad-based survey of its graduates from the last 15 years.

Annual Exhibition 2020 at the HFBK

The HFBK’s traditional annual exhibition („Jahresausstellung“) opens in February every year. For three days the students – from first-years to post-graduates – present a broad spectrum of their current work and projects from all the different departments. All classrooms, studios and halls in the building are used. Interested visitors are cordially invited to gain an impression of the art currently being created at the HFBK.

How political is Social Design?

Social Design, as its own claim is often formulated, wants to address social grievances and ideally change them. Therefore, it sees itself as critical of society – and at the same time optimizes the existing. So what is the political dimension of Social Design – is it a motor for change or does it contribute to stabilizing and normalizing existing injustices?