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Veranstaltungen: Social Design, so der oft form...

Social Design, so der oft formulierte eigene Anspruch, will gesellschaftliche Missstände thematisieren und im Idealfall verändern. Deshalb versteht es sich als gesellschaftskritisch – und optimiert gleichzeitig das Bestehende. Was also ist die politische Dimension von Social Design – ist es Motor zur Veränderung oder trägt es zur Stabilisierung und Normalisierung bestehender Ungerechtigkeiten bei?

Symposium an der HFBK Hamburg, 23. Oktober 2019:

  • 19 Uhr: Begrüßung: Tulga Beyerle (MKG) und Martin Köttering (HFBK Hamburg)
  • 19:15 Uhr: Kuratorisches Statement: Angeli Sachs
  • 19:30 Uhr: Paneldiskussion mit Daniel Kerber (More Than Shelters, Hamburg), Wolfram Putz (Graft Architekturbüro, Berlin/Los Angeles), Corinna Sy (CUCULA e.V., Berlin), Franziska Wirtensohn und Michael Wittmann (Habibi Dome, München); Moderation: Friedrich von Borries
  • 20:30 Uhr: Schlussbetrachtung: Jesko Fezer und Valentina Karga (beide HFBK Hamburg)

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?