In the International Summer Academy Pentiment of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, a wide range of courses headed by renowned artists from Germany and other countries will be offered. The programme is aimed at artists and designers, art and design students, as well as talented autodidacts who seek a critical and challenging preoccupation with fine and applied art (e.g. painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, print graphics, photography, graphic design, illustration, calligraphy, etc.). The term “Pentiment” stands for the course of and changes in graphics and painting which have become visible over time and which make the creative process of an artist noticeable.

The International Summer Academy gives artists and designers the opportunity to engage in an intensive working process in a period of up to three weeks and, in group and individual discussions, to reflect critically on, and enjoy exposure to, new impulses. Diverse artistic positions collide in a professional environment and provide mutual inspiration.

The courses are accompanied by a wide-ranging supplementary programme of presentations by guest professors, lectures and other events. Additionally, films, concerts and parties offer course participants and interested visitors inspiration, diversion and a chance to exchange ideas. At the conclusion of the Summer Academy, the work of all the courses is displayed in a large public exhibition.