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Workshop for Electronics and Media

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Due to the spatial conditions, only two people are allowed to work in room K51 at the same time (normally: students + lecturer). The door remains closed, an appointment must be made before admission or admission must be arranged and granted at short notice.

Hygiene concept, status: 25 May 2020

Hygienekonzept der Elektronik-Werkstatt

In the Workshop for Electronics and Media students of the HFBK Hamburg can learn a basic practise for working with complex systems, use the existing tools to create and repair their projects and devices, as well as get mentoring when it comes to artistic projects or technical questions. This is not only limited to digital or analog electronics, but also includes programming, ways of synthesizing or rendering image and sound, topics of interactivity, topics of filming and recording sound and the artistic/narrative use of these systems in combination.

In the courses of the Workshop we tinker with electronics, manufacture PCBs, design interactive 3D-worlds, hack programs, synthesize sounds, wire up modules and devices, find solutions to problems etc. Those who don’t see a contradiction between art and technology and are curious how things work internally will feel at home here.

Individual dates for advisory can be scheduled via Email or personally in room K51 Le. In addition to traditional questions on electronics and media students should feel free to also bring up topics like:

  • Sound Synthesis and Circuits (analog/digital/mechanical)
  • Programming and Web (Python, C, C#, C++, Rust, Javascript, HTML, CSS, Linux, …)
  • VFX (Blender, Unity, AfterEffects)
  • Film-, Camera technology, Light
  • Film Sound, Sound Mixing, Postproduction
  • Questions of natural science, as well as theatre-, film- and media science

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?