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100 years at Lerchenfeld

From October 9th to 11th, 2013, we at HFBK Hamburg have been celebrating the history of our main building which has now been in situ at Lerchenfeld 2 for one hundred years. Lerchenfeld, the name of the street, has become a synonyme for cultural activities and education in fine arts, with a reputation far beyond the borders of Hamburg. Our striking Fritz Schumacher building was completed and designated as a »school of art and craft« in 1913. Precisely one hundred years later, the series of special events opened with a special ceremony in the extensively restored assembly hall. On the 11th of October, this series of events culminated in a huge all-night party taking over the whole building.

Wednesday, 9. October 2013

Ceremony and inauguration of the newly restored assembly hall with Hamburgs Lord Mayor Olaf Scholz, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Sigrid Weigel (Director of Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung Berlin), Prof. Dr. Hartmut Böhme (Professor em. für Kulturtheorie und Mentalitätsgeschichte an der Humboldt-Universität Berlin)

Thursday, 10. October 2013

WÜZSK: Design Symposium

Chairman: Prof. Dr. Friedrich von Borries

Das Kino ist tot, es lebe das Kino! Film Symposium
Chair: Luise Donschen, Prof. Angela Schanelec, Prof. Wim Wenders

Relax and be inspired: LiLaLerchenfeld video installation, Egoshooter installation, Salon de Papier, Plattenkiste shop

Friday, 11. October 2013

Kann man die Kunst lehren (und falls ja, wie)? Panel discussion on art teaching, chairman: Prof. Dr. Michael Diers

Relax and be inspired: LiLaLerchenfeld video installation, Egoshooter installation, Salon de Papier, Plattenkiste

Party all over the building w/ Palais Schaumburg, DJ Phono, Felix Kubin, Asmus Tietchens, Möbius, Thomas Baldischwyler, Nika Breithaupt, Phuong-Dan, Love-Songs, Me Succeed, Cardiophon, Hunger, Donna Neda, Arne Zank, Singende Tulpe and many more

Art defies Corona: Graduate Show 2020

With a two-month delay, the Graduate Show will take place this year on the 19 and 20 September. More than 140 students will show their artistic graduation projects, from painting to sound installation. Visitors are invited to view the numerous works on site from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. A specially developed corona concept will take care of your health during this weekend. We are looking forward to your visit!

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.