Hochschultage 2023

Exhibitions, concerts, performances, installations – the Hochschultage of the HfK Bremen showcase current trends in art, design, media and music. On July 8, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and on July 9, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. in Speicher XI and Speicher XI A, the tour will take place in Bremen's Überseestadt. Admission is free.

The intersection of art, politics, philosophy, design and science shows the potential of the HfK. The students of the University of the Arts Bremen are creative, future-oriented and critical actors. They meet the challenges, opportunities and crises of our time through artistic developments, interventions and design projects. What they do has a radiating effect on the city and society – they stimulate critical thinking, start dialogues and give impulses for change.

This is particularly visible during the open house days: with an interdisciplinary approach and by experimenting with different materials, media, technologies and working methods, exhibition concepts, installations, performances, lectures, fashion, films and video artworks as well as concert programmes have been created that address topics such as sustainability, mobility, solidarity, digitisation, health or even the energy transition. Re-thinking and re-designing topics is part of artistic training and artistic reflection. The students' perspectives invite the visitors to question their own point of view.

Every year, between three and six thousand visitors take part in the discoveries in Speicher XI and now also in the new building complex Speicher XI A in Bremen's Überseestadt, meeting budding artists, designers and musicians and exploring the studios, workshops and ateliers.

The open house days take place indoors and outdoors. They bundle the perspectives of the entire university community and showcase the artistic practices, musical diversity, discourses and projects of the HfK Bremen in all their facets. For prospective students, the Hochschultage also offer detailed information and advice about the courses on offer and the application and admission process.

Prof. Dr. Mirjam Boggasch will take office as the new President of the University of the Arts Bremen on July 1st 2023, succeeding Prof. Roland Lambrette who was six years in office.

As part of the official opening event of the Hochschultage, the handover of the office will take place on July 8th 2023, starting at 2 p.m. In addition, the awarding of the university prizes (Hochschulpreise) for outstanding achievements in the degree programmes will take place.

Saturday, 8 July, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. followed by performances, music and dance.
Saturday, 8 July, 2 p.m.: Official opening and presentation of the university awards
Sunday, 9 July, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Subject to change

8.7., 2:00–3:45, Chaos Bühne
Opening event
Opening of the Hochschultage 2023 with artistic contributions, the presentation of the university awards and the handing over of offices.

8.7., 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; 9.7, 12:00–4:00 p.m.
Radio Angrezi broadcasting at the Hochschultage
Concerts, talk shows, music. Stay tuned: radioangrezi.de

8.7.–9.7., 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. each day, 1.16.040
The ceramics workshop is open
Ceramics workshop. Turning vessels on the potter's wheel or modelling objects by hand.

8.7.–9.7., 12:00–1:00 p.m. & 4:00–5:00 p.m., 2.15.010

A Message Lies Between the Cracks
Guided Divinations
Performance, Qianxun Chen; Digital media

8.7.–9.7., each 1:09–1:46 p.m., start: entrance Speicher XI 8
The Overseas Tour or The Overseers' Tour
A guided tour of the HfK Bremen
Performance, Wendy Lin, Integrated Design

8.7., 4:00-10:00 p.m.; 9.7, 12:00–6:00 p.m.
Chaos Bühne
A colourful music programme with a mix of jazz, electronic beats, bands and more by HfK students.
Concerts, DJ sets, Jorin Rahfoth, Digital Media

8.7., from 4:00 p.m.; 9.7. 12:00–2:00 p.m., HfK Garden
Hatching Plein Air Painting in the WARTEN/GARTEN
Performance, Greta Benjes, Integrated Design

8.7., 4:00–4:30 p.m.; 9.7., 2:00–2:30 p.m., 1.15.070
Herz (Lebensmittel)
Milk, heart, chain, body, sound
Performance, Linda Hoppe, Fine Arts

8.7.–9.7., 6:00 p.m. each day, 2.11.080
Babel and Maria
Desire, Virtuality, Poetry
Performance, Peng Liu, Digital Media

8.7., 7:00–9:00 p.m.; 9.7., 7:00–9:30 p.m., 2.11.080
Synesthesia Festival
Performances during the audiovisual arts festival organised by Digital Media students.

9.7, 3:00–4:30 p.m., 4.15.070
A performance for tarot card reading
Performance, Kaja Poestges, Digital Media

9.7, 3:00 p.m., in front of the library
HfK dekolonial
Vernissage of posters and results from the course

9.7, 4:00 p.m., HfK garden
Au revoir les grosses couilles
Piñata smashing, Anisha Gattnar, Integrated Design

Subject to change

Saturday, 8.7.

11:00 a.m., Auditorium
Concerto Grosso – Early Wind Consorts
Josue Meléndez Peláez, Lilli Pätzold, Patrice Boileau, Catherine Dörücü (cornett)
Maria Kruse (Renaissance transverse flute)
Miguel Callejas Garcia (vocals)
Pooyan Farzin (dulcian)
Alexandra Mikheeva (slide trumpet/renaissance trombone)
Yuka Mitani (Renaissance trombone)
Michael Huß (organ)

12:30 p.m., Foundry
Maren Diederichsen (violin)

1:30 p.m., Foundry
Xinyi Fang, Yue Liu, Jingran Yin (accordion)

4:00 p.m., Auditorium
Winner concerts # 1
Hochschulpreis Music
Kristofer Gjoni (piano)
Kalliopi Rizou (violin)
Wenwen Zhao (piano)

5:30 p.m., Foundry
Ensemble Fulcrum
Nae Matakas (soprano)
Alexander Schuhmann (baritone)
Jingwen Lin (transverse flute)
David Agaiarov (baroque violin)
Adrienn Illes (harpsichord)

Sunday, 9.7.

11:00 a.m., Auditorium
Milan Klesse, Alexander Lehmbecker (trombone)
Francesco Barbara, Louisa Bessling (trumpet)
Lennart Heuser (horn)

11:30 a.m., Foundry
Aleksandr Bukin (cello)

12:00 p.m., Chaos Stage
Winners concert #2
Hochschulpreis Music
Magnus Bodzin (electric piano)
Moritz Schöwing (double bass)

12:30 p.m., Foundry
Recorder Consort
Leah Meier, Chaeeun Lee & Grigorii Titov (recorder)

1:00 p.m., Auditorium
Julia Stocker (soprano)
Olek Gerber (piano)

2:00 p.m., Auditorium
Yujing Zhu (violin)
Klaus Heidemann (piano)

3:00 p.m., Auditorium
Felipe Cerón (piano)

4:00 p.m., Auditorium
Francesca Di Pierro (piano)

7:00 p.m., Auditorium
Behind the Doors
Ulrich Rahn (guitar/vocals)
Suzan Balcioglu (bass/vocals)
Dominik Pahmeyer (drums)
Moritz Riedel (piano/saxophone)

Here you can find this year's poster for the Hochschultage. Designed by Lousia Victoria Clever and Leonie Lindl. Concept by Lousia Victoria Clever and Uma Grotrian-Steinweg.

In the multitude of public events, the Hochschultage undoubtedly mark a highlight in the HfK calendar. (Photo: Ana Rodriguez)

The intersection of art, politics, philosophy, design and science shows the potential of the HfK. (Photo: Laura McFarlane)

Various concerts will take place during the Hochschultage. (Photo: Laura McFarlane)

Every year, between three and six thousand visitors take part in the discoveries in Speicher XI and now also in the new building complex of the HfK Bremen, Speicher XI A. (Photo: Mario Piera)