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1.7.2020, 18:00 – 20:00 Uhr
Commune Conversation 4: James Andrews and Rebecca Stephany

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Commune Conversations pairs thinkers and makers from disparate disciplines to discuss emergent ideas of community within an increasingly fractured world. The series focuses on the structures and protocols of diverse gatherings and communal groups, emphasizing the visible and invisible power dynamics that serve to organize them. Each event pairs two invited guests—from fields including art, design, architecture, sociology, organizing, technology, and speculative fiction—who are meeting for the first time, moderated by curator and designer Prem Krishnamurthy. These events take place on Wednesdays from 10 June through 1 July 2020 on a customized Jitsi “stage” that questions the display and normative expectations of virtual social interactions.

Commune is a project by Prem Krishnamurthy with students of Klasse Digitale Grafik from HFBK Hamburg, within the framework of Hamburg Open Online University.

Semestereröffnung und Hiscox-Preisverleihung 2020

We cordially invite you to the opening of the academic year 2020/21 as well as to the presentation of the Hiscox Art Prize on November 4 from 6 p.m. via livestream - offline with enough distance and yet together online.

Art defies Corona: Graduate Show 2020

With a two-month delay, the Graduate Show took place this year on the 19 and 20 September. More than 140 students showed their artistic graduation projects, from painting to sound installation.

Teaching Art Online at the HFBK

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

New articles at is the social network of the HFBK. It opens a digital forum for exchange and discussion in which students, teachers, guest authors, art critics and the interested public provide a wide range of content and perspectives.

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.

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?

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.