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Current Opening Hours

Up to 6 people can work simultaneously in the interdisciplinary computer lab. If this number is not reached by employees, there is the possibility that students can join them up to the permitted limit. Opening hours: Mon-Thu, 2-6 pm

Courses/seminars are to be held online via videoconferencing and do not take place on the premises of the IT department.

Hygiene concept, status: 2 June 2020

Hygienekonzept für die interdisziplinäre Computerei

The interdisciplinary »Computery« is concerned with content and techniques in digital media.

In the Computery, brief introductions in the form of block seminars are provided on the subject of working with systems involved in media production. A maximum of 8-10 people can attend the seminars. Students can register for the seminars a week in advance on a notice board in Room 243. Please find up-to date information at

The HFBK Hamburg’s Computery was opened in 1988 by Professor Kurd Alsleben. It was the first computer facility of its kind at an art university.

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.

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?