is an integral part of the HFBK Hamburg, incorporated into the Graphic Art/Typography/Photography department. This
in-house press gives students and teachers the opportunity to publish
limited print runs of their work results and research. The
materialverlag has the character of a laboratory and is – like the
integrated workshops – not intended for large-scale productions.
Publications can feature
the results of individuals’ artistic work (artist books) and/or material
relevant to the University community as well as to interests outside
the University. Unlike workshop projects, publications must be of
interest to individuals who are not involved in the process. The
existing infrastructure of the teaching department (workshops, know-how,
logistics) can be used for publications, but the Materialverlag depends
on the participation and personal engagement of all those involved –
especially the author and his/her supervisor.
Single projects must compete for the available resources; the publication plan for the following academic year is determined by an annual process. Individual projects included in the publication plan must be carried out within the year. From January 2008 there will be a monthly consultation slot for those needing guidance on developing new projects.