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Language Tandems

What is a language tandem?

A tandem partnership is two people who meet for mutual language practice.

Who may sign in?
This platform is intended especially for students, exchange students, and other members of HFBK Hamburg.

How does it work?
Contact one of the people who already posted below, or enter the language you are offering and the language you are looking for. Click here to submit your language offer. If you would like your ad to be removed, please get in touch with newsletter@hfbk-hamburg.de.

French - German

Moin, ich heißen Jeanne, bin 23 Jahre alt und bin kürzlich im Rahmen des Erasmusprojekts nach Hamburg gekommen um die kommenden 2 Semester an der Hfbk zu verbringen. Ich liebe Hamburg jetzt schon und würde sehr gerne Deutsch lernen. Ich bin eine absolute Anfängerin und freue mich eine nette Person kennenzulernen, die französisch lernen möchte.

Meine Muttersprache: Französisch
Ich möchte lernen: Deutsch
E-Mail: jeanne.germain@neuf.fr
Eingestellt am 18. Oktober 2022

English - Arabic, German

Ich freue mich auf eine Sprachtandem,

Am 10. Oktober, kam ich nach Hamburg, um zu studieren an der HFBK.

Neben Deutsch spreche ich Portugiesisch, Spanisch, Englisch, ein wenig Französisch und gerade lerne ich Arabisch. In meiner Freizeit, ich liebe es, was zu fotografieren, skizzen, tee trinken, tanzen gehen oder die Sonne im Natur geniessen, wenn es gibt. Am Wochenende gehe ich gerne tanzen. Ich liebe es zu kochen, besonders scharfes Essen oder etwas mit Gemüse.

Ich freu mich über deine Nachricht!
Grüße, Eva

My mother tongue: Englisch
I would like to learn: Arabisch , oder auch mein Deutsch bessern
E-Mail: wilsonec14@gmail.com
Posted on 17 October 2022

German - English, French, Esperanto

Hello, my name is Tanja, I am a German lady and I am looking forward to improve my languages and offer mine. I would like a female tandem partner. My hobbis are going to the gym, bowling, cinema, theater and meeting friends. So feel free to contact me.

My mother tongue: Deutsch
I would like to learn: Englisch, Französisch, Esperanto
E-Mail: tanjaheidmann@alice-dsl.net
Posted on 4 October 2022

Farsi - German

Ich heiße Bardia Esmaeilloo und ich studiere freie Kunst und Malerei an der HfbK.
Ich wollte wissen ob ich in einem Deutsch Sprachkurs mitmachen kann.

My mother tongue: Farsi
I want to learn:: German
E-Mail: bardiaesmaelloo@gmail.com
Posted on 30 September 2022

Bengali - German

Please write a few words about yourself: hello! I am Priyanka, from India. My mother tongue is Bengali but I am bi-lingual and Hindi is my second language. I have completed A1 in german but am still not very confident in speaking and hoping to join A2 this semester.

My mother tongue: Bengali
I want to learn:: German
E-Mail: priyanka.sarkar@yahoo.com
Posted on 30 September 2022

Portuguese - German

hi there! as i'm already 1 year into hfbk and have not yet been able to tame my german wildness, i come to claim for a tandem partner, or something in that sense – i would love to teach a bit of portuguese, read/exchange/translate german-portuguese poems/texts together or just sit 1hr/week with someone that could bare listening and correcting mein kaputt deutsch. i studied up to B2. if you're free and willing, please write! :)

Mother tongue: Portuguese (aus Brasilien)
I would like to learn: Deutsch
E-Mail: moreirajuliarego@gmail.com
Posted: 26. September 2022

Turkish - German

Ich möchte deutsch lernen und deutsch sprechen.

Mother tongue: Turkish
I would like to learn: German
E-Mail: a.aslifiliz@hotmail.com
Posted: 12. September 2022

Chinesisch - Deutsch

Hallo, mein Name ist Jun Long, ich komme aus Hunan im Süden Chinas.

Ich bin seit 2020 an der HfbK , weil mein Deutschniveau gefehlt hat, so dass es für mich ein Problem war, mehr über hfbk und die Kommunikation mit Klassenkameraden zu erfahren;

Also werde ich einen Freund finden, der sich für Chinesisch interessiert. Neben dem Erlernen der Sprachen des anderen bin ich auch sehr glücklich, an einigen Sportarten teilzunehmen, ich reise normalerweise gerne, wegen der Pandemie habe ich nach Möglichkeiten gesucht, neue Freunde zu treffen, wenn Sie sich für die chinesische oder chinesische Kultur interessieren, zögern Sie nicht, mir eine E-Mail zu senden!

Besten Gruß

Jun

Meine Muttersprache:: Chinesische
Ich möchte lernen:: Deutsche
E-Mail: junlong.dylan@gmail.com
Posted: August 2021

German - French

Hi, my Name is Tobias. I'm planning on going to LaReunion for one Semester and for that matter I think it'd be nice to refresh the little French I learned in School. So chatting a little in French would be cool and sure enough also English or German (whatever you are into). Maybe with a coffee or a beer or a vino, it don't really matter much to me ;) So see ya around. Greetings Tobias

Meine Muttersprache: German
Ich möchte lernen: French
E-Mail: tobeck@oteb.de
Posted on 22 March 2021

Tamil - German

Hallo! Ich heiße Yashnavi (you can call me Yash) Ich bin 23 Jahre alt und ich komme aus Malaysia. Ich spreche Englisch, Tamilisch, Malaysisch und ein bisschen Deutsch! Mine hobbies sind Geige spielen und Malen( Arts in General) So I’ve basically done A1 german and ongoing A2 level and i really hope to study in HFBK soon and yeah.

My mother tongue: Tamil
I want to learn: German
E-Mail: yashnavi5.yn@gmail.com
Eingestellt: 16. Februar 2021

ASA Open Studios winter semester 2021/22; photo: Marie-Theres Böhmker

ASA Open Studios winter semester 2021/22; photo: Marie-Theres Böhmker

The best is saved until last

At the end of the year, once again there will be numerous exhibitions and events with an HFBK context. We have compiled some of them here. You will also find a short preview of two lectures of the professionalization program in January.

Non-Knowledge, Laughter and the Moving Image, Grafik: Leon Lothschütz

Non-Knowledge, Laughter and the Moving Image, Grafik: Leon Lothschütz

Festival and Symposium: Non-Knowledge, Laughter and the Moving Image

As the final part of the artistic research project, the festival and symposium invite you to screenings, performances, talks, and discussions that explore the potential of the moving images and the (human and non-human) body to overturn our habitual course and change the dominant order of things.

View of the packed auditorium at the start of the semester; photo: Lukas Engelhardt

View of the packed auditorium at the start of the semester; photo: Lukas Engelhardt

Wishing you a happy welcome

We are pleased to welcome many new faces to the HFBK Hamburg for the winter semester 2022/23. We have compiled some background information on our new professors and visiting professors here.

Solo exhibition by Konstantin Grcic

From September 29 to October 23, 2022, Konstantin Grcic (Professor of Industrial Design) will be showing a room-sized installation at ICAT - Institute for Contemporary Art & Transfer at the HFBK Hamburg consisting of objects designed by him and existing, newly assembled objects. At the same time, the space he designed for workshops, seminars and office workstations in the AtelierHaus will be put into operation.

Amna Elhassan, Tea Lady, oil on canvas, 100 x 100 cm

Amna Elhassan, Tea Lady, oil on canvas, 100 x 100 cm

Art and war

"Every artist is a human being". This statement by Martin Kippenberger, which is as true as it is existentialist (in an ironic rephrasing of the well-known Beuys quote), gets to the heart of the matter in many ways. On the one hand, it reminds us not to look away, to be (artistically) active and to raise our voices. At the same time, it is an exhortation to help those who are in need. And that is a lot of people at the moment, among them many artists. That is why it is important for art institutions to discuss not only art, but also politics.

Merlin Reichert, Die Alltäglichkeit des Untergangs, Installation in der Galerie der HFBK; photo: Tim Albrecht

Merlin Reichert, Die Alltäglichkeit des Untergangs, Installation in der Galerie der HFBK; photo: Tim Albrecht

Graduate Show 2022: We’ve Only Just Begun

From July 8 to 10, 2022, more than 160 Bachelor’s and Master’s graduates of the class of 2021/22 will present their final projects from all majors. Under the title Final Cut, all graduation films will be shown on a big screen in the auditorium of the HFBK Hamburg. At the same time, the exhibition of the Sudanese guest lecturer Amna Elhassan can be seen in the HFBK gallery in the Atelierhaus.

Grafik: Nele Willert, Dennise Salinas

Grafik: Nele Willert, Dennise Salinas

June is full of art and theory

It has been a long time since there has been so much on offer: a three-day congress on the visuality of the Internet brings together international web designers; the research collective freethought discusses the role of infrastructures; and the symposium marking the farewell of professor Michaela Ott takes up central questions of her research work.

Renée Green. ED/HF, 2017. Film still. Courtesy of the artist, Free Agent Media, Bortolami Gallery, New York, and Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin/Cologne/Munich.

Renée Green. ED/HF, 2017. Film still. Courtesy of the artist, Free Agent Media, Bortolami Gallery, New York, and Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin/Cologne/Munich.

Finkenwerder Art Prize 2022

The Finkenwerder Art Prize, initiated in 1999 by the Kulturkreis Finkenwerder e.V., has undergone a realignment: As a new partner, the HFBK Hamburg is expanding the prize to include the aspect of promoting young artists and, starting in 2022, will host the exhibition of the award winners in the HFBK Gallery. This year's Finkenwerder Art Prize will be awarded to the US artist Renée Green. HFBK graduate Frieda Toranzo Jaeger receives the Finkenwerder Art Prize for recent graduates.

Amanda F. Koch-Nielsen, Motherslugger; photo: Lukas Engelhardt

Amanda F. Koch-Nielsen, Motherslugger; photo: Lukas Engelhardt

Nachhaltigkeit im Kontext von Kunst und Kunsthochschule

Im Bewusstsein einer ausstehenden fundamentalen gesellschaftlichen Transformation und der nicht unwesentlichen Schrittmacherfunktion, die einem Ort der künstlerischen Forschung und Produktion hierbei womöglich zukommt, hat sich die HFBK Hamburg auf den Weg gemacht, das Thema strategisch wie konkret pragmatisch für die Hochschule zu entwickeln. Denn wer, wenn nicht die Künstler*innen sind in ihrer täglichen Arbeit damit befasst, das Gegebene zu hinterfragen, genau hinzuschauen, neue Möglichkeiten, wie die Welt sein könnte, zu erkennen und durchzuspielen, einem anderen Wissen Gestalt zu geben

New studio in the row of houses at Lerchenfeld

New studio in the row of houses at Lerchenfeld, in the background the building of Fritz Schumacher; photo: Tim Albrecht

Raum für die Kunst

After more than 40 years of intensive effort, a long-cherished dream is becoming reality for the HFBK Hamburg. With the newly opened studio building, the main areas of study Painting/Drawing, Sculpture and Time-Related Media will finally have the urgently needed studio space for Master's students. It simply needs space for their own ideas, for thinking, for art production, exhibitions and as a depot.

Martha Szymkowiak / Emilia Bongilaj, Installation “Mmh”; photo: Tim Albrecht

Martha Szymkowiak / Emilia Bongilaj, Installation “Mmh”; photo: Tim Albrecht

Annual Exhibition 2022 at the HFBK

After last year's digital edition, the 2022 annual exhibition at the HFBK Hamburg will once again take place with an audience. From 11-13 February, students from all departments will present their artistic work in the building at Lerchenfeld, Wartenau 15 and the newly opened Atelierhaus.

Annette Wehrmann, photography from the series Blumensprengungen, 1991-95; photo: Ort des Gegen e.V., VG-Bild Kunst Bonn

Annette Wehrmann, photography from the series Blumensprengungen, 1991-95; photo: Ort des Gegen e.V., VG-Bild Kunst Bonn

Conference: Counter-Monuments and Para-Monuments.

The international conference at HFBK Hamburg on December 2-4, 2021 – jointly conceived by Nora Sternfeld and Michaela Melián –, is dedicated to the history of artistic counter-monuments and forms of protest, discusses aesthetics of memory and historical manifestations in public space, and asks about para-monuments for the present.

23 Fragen des Institutional Questionaire, grafisch umgesetzt von Ran Altamirano auf den Türgläsern der HFBK Hamburg zur Jahresausstellung 2021; photo: Charlotte Spiegelfeld

23 Fragen des Institutional Questionaire, grafisch umgesetzt von Ran Altamirano auf den Türgläsern der HFBK Hamburg zur Jahresausstellung 2021; photo: Charlotte Spiegelfeld

Diversity

Who speaks? Who paints which motif? Who is shown, who is not? Questions of identity politics play an important role in art and thus also at the HFBK Hamburg. In the current issue, the university's own Lerchenfeld magazine highlights university structures as well as student initiatives that deal with diversity and identity.

Grafik: Tim Ballaschke

Grafik: Tim Ballaschke

Start of semester

After three semesters of hybrid teaching under pandemic conditions, we are finally about to start another semester of presence. We welcome all new students and teachers at the HFBK Hamburg and cordially invite you to the opening of the academic year 2020/21, which this year will be accompanied by a guest lecture by ruangrupa.

photo: Klaus Frahm

photo: Klaus Frahm

Summer Break

The HFBK Hamburg is in the lecture-free period, many students and teachers are on summer vacation, art institutions have summer break. This is a good opportunity to read and see a variety of things:

ASA Open Studio 2019, Karolinenstraße 2a, Haus 5; photo: Matthew Muir

ASA Open Studio 2019, Karolinenstraße 2a, Haus 5; photo: Matthew Muir

Live und in Farbe: die ASA Open Studios im Juni 2021

Since 2010, the HFBK has organised the international exchange programme Art School Alliance. It enables HFBK students to spend a semester abroad at renowned partner universities and, vice versa, invites international art students to the HFBK. At the end of their stay in Hamburg, the students exhibit their work in the Open Studios in Karolinenstraße, which are now open again to the art-interested public.

Studiengruppe Prof. Dr. Anja Steidinger, Was animiert uns?, 2021, Mediathek der HFBK Hamburg, Filmstill

Studiengruppe Prof. Dr. Anja Steidinger, Was animiert uns?, 2021, Mediathek der HFBK Hamburg, Filmstill

Unlearning: Wartenau Assemblies

The art education professors Nora Sternfeld and Anja Steidinger initiated the format "Wartenau Assemblies". It oscillates between art, education, research and activism. Complementing this open space for action, there is now a dedicated website that accompanies the discourses, conversations and events.

Ausstellungsansicht "Schule der Folgenlosigkeit. Übungen für ein anderes Leben" im Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg; photo: Maximilian Schwarzmann

Ausstellungsansicht "Schule der Folgenlosigkeit. Übungen für ein anderes Leben" im Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg; photo: Maximilian Schwarzmann

School of No Consequences

Everyone is talking about consequences: The consequences of climate change, the Corona pandemic or digitalization. Friedrich von Borries (professor of design theory), on the other hand, is dedicated to consequence-free design. In “School of No Consequences. Exercises for a New Life” at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, he links collection objects with a "self-learning room" set up especially for the exhibition in such a way that a new perspective on "sustainability" emerges and supposedly universally valid ideas of a "proper life" are questioned.

Annual Exhibition 2021 at the HFBK

Annual exhibition a bit different: From February 12- 14, 2021 students at the Hamburg University of Fine Arts, together with their professors, had developed a variety of presentations on different communication channels. The formats ranged from streamed live performances to video programs, radio broadcasts, a telephone hotline, online conferences, and a web store for editions. In addition, isolated interventions could be discovered in the outdoor space of the HFBK and in the city.

Public Information Day 2021

How do I become an art student? How does the application process work? Can I also study to become a teacher at the HFBK? These and other questions about studying art were answered by professors, students and staff at the HFBK during the Public Information Day on February 13, 2021. In addition, there will be an appointment specifically for English-speaking prospective students on February 23 at 2 pm.

Katja Pilipenko

Katja Pilipenko

Semestereröffnung und Hiscox-Preisverleihung 2020

On the evening of November 4, the HFBK celebrated the opening of the academic year 2020/21 as well as the awarding of the Hiscox Art Prize in a livestream - offline with enough distance and yet together online.

Exhibition Transparencies with works by Elena Crijnen, Annika Faescke, Svenja Frank, Francis Kussatz, Anne Meerpohl, Elisa Nessler, Julia Nordholz, Florentine Pahl, Cristina Rüesch, Janka Schubert, Wiebke Schwarzhans, Rosa Thiemer, Lea van Hall. Organized by Prof. Verena Issel and Fabian Hesse; photo: Screenshot

Exhibition Transparencies with works by Elena Crijnen, Annika Faescke, Svenja Frank, Francis Kussatz, Anne Meerpohl, Elisa Nessler, Julia Nordholz, Florentine Pahl, Cristina Rüesch, Janka Schubert, Wiebke Schwarzhans, Rosa Thiemer, Lea van Hall. Organized by Prof. Verena Issel and Fabian Hesse; photo: Screenshot

Teaching Art Online at the HFBK

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

Alltagsrealität oder Klischee?; photo: Tim Albrecht

Alltagsrealität oder Klischee?; photo: Tim Albrecht

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.

Ausstellung Social Design, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Teilansicht; photo: MKG Hamburg

Ausstellung Social Design, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Teilansicht; photo: MKG Hamburg

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?