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The department »Theory and History« combines issues concerned with artistic and cultural sciences and  the history and theory of design, as well as philosophy, semiotics, media theory and other increasingly relevant sciences. For students taking an artistic subject as their main subject, »Theory and History« will provide the necessary orientation and in-depth knowledge. Students taking only classes from the »Theory and History« department will receive an autonomous scientific education in the fields and topics named.

Academic Staff

Dr. Hanne Loreck

Room: 121
Phone: +49 40 428 989 -319
Fax: +49 40 428 989 -271

Professorin für Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften
Wissenschaftliche Studien

Professor of Art and Culture Sciences
Scientific studies

Prof. Dr. Hanne Loreck ist Professorin für Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften/ Gender Studies und Mitglied des Studienschwerpunkts Theorie und Geschichte. Sie arbeitet zudem als freie Autorin und Kunstkritikerin.  Ihre Forschungsschwerpunkte sind Subjekttheorie, Fragen ästhetisch-politischen Handelns sowie Theorien des Bildes und der Wahrnehmung. Sie war als Dozentin und Gastprofessorin an zahlreichen Universitäten und Kunsthochschulen tätig, bevor sie 2004 an die HFBK Hamburg berufen wurde.

Dr. Hanne Loreck is professor of Art and Cultural Sciences/ Gender Studies and a member of the department of Theory and History. She is also a freelance author and art critic. Her research specialisms are subject theory, issues connected with aesthetic-political acts and theories of the image and of perception. She has been a lecturer and visiting professor at a number of universities and art institutions before being appointed at the HFBK Hamburg in 2004.

Sprechstunde nach Vereinbarung

Consultation hours on appointment


Tilman Walther, Bachelor of Fine Arts 2014
Tilman Walther, Bachelor of Fine Arts 2014


  1. current PhD thesis'
    at HFBK Hamburg 
    result from a seminar held by Prof. Dr. Friedrich von Borries