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Advice available for students

Studying also means being able to constantly motivate yourself afresh and organize yourself. So, what do you do if that doesn’t work out?

There are a number of people you can contact about any concerns within the university. These contact persons offer confidential advice in the event of problems, if studies are proving challenging or you encounter personal difficulties, exam anxieties, doubts, personal crises, conflicts, financial emergencies, disruptions to your study work, isolation or contact difficulties, identity crises or any other difficult situations.

Equality representative


The Delegate for equality is at the disposal of all students regarding issues of gender discrimination, harassment or sexual violence, and also regarding matters relating to a family-friendly art university, studying art with a child, and reconciling study and family.


For all other concerns regarding discrimination, unfair treatment or other conflict situations the persons of trust are there to help you.

Representatives for the interests of students with disabilities


The representatives for the interests of students with disabilities are the contact point for prospective students, applicants and students with long-term or permanent health impairments. Frank Richters and Christoph König advise and support you in all impairment-related matters concerning study orientation, application and study.

Representative for Students with Disabilities

Trust committee of workshop supervisors


Members will be available to HFBK students in the event of disagreements on workshop use and access.

Committee of trust

Psychological counselling centres


at the Uni Hamburg (also for students of the HFBK and the HfMT)

The psychotherapists at the Student Advice Centre are particularly familiar with issues related to living as a student. Students can go to them with personal issues that are impacting on their studies.

www.uni-hamburg.de/psychologischeberatung


Psychiatric outpatient departments of the hospitals e.g. Psychiatric Acute Outpatient Department of the Schön Klinik
, Dehnhaide 120, Tel: 2092-1410, nachts: 2092-2911

Pathways to psychotherapy

Information of the Chamber of Psychotherapistsr: Find a therapist and the brochure Pathways to therapy and via Pro Psychotherapie e.V.

Appointment allocation office of the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians with doctors or psychotherapists

https://www.kvhh.net/de/patienten/terminservicestelle.html#

Student advice telephone line


Tel. (040) 411 70 411 – daily from 20.00 to 24.00

www.stems.de

Further external advisory services


Empower

Counselling centre for victims of right-wing, racist and anti-Semitic violence

https://hamburg.arbeitundleben.de/empower

Basis und Woge e.V.

Independent anti-discrimination counselling

http://www.basisundwoge.de/

Opferhilfe Hamburg

Counselling for violence and trauma

https://opferhilfe-hamburg.de/

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

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

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

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.

photo: Tim Albrecht

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.

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

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

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?