Internationale Sommerakademie für Kunst und Design

Temporary Field for Experimental Work without any Absolute Result

Pentiment has been organising courses since 1988 in the field of art and design. Professional artists and designers, talented autodidacts, art- and design students work here every summer for a fortnight. Regardless of age, education or heritage, participants congregate in an intensive exchange as equals. In the process, they are guided by renowned national or international lecturers. The event takes place at the Department of Design of the University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg (UASHH).

An extensive public sponsorship programme accompanies our curriculum. Presentations held by guest lecturers, curators or authors, including films, concerts and parties are open to interested visitors.The summer academy is concluded with a large public exhibition, where all works are presented.

Our summer academy is purposely conducted within the framework as a non-profit organization. It is our societal cause to facilitate and to support cultural self-improvement and networking of art creators. Pentiment provides free admission and assistance to anyone, enabling, via scholarships, access for talented students and artists.




1. Board of the association 

2. Board of the association

Artistic Director




Jan Köchermann

Judith Mall

Jan Köchermann

Judith Mall

Tillmann Engel, Jonathan Hudson, Matthias Barth



Pentiment - International Summer Academy of Art and Design e.V.

University of Applied Sciences
Armgartstr 24
22087 Hamburg

The building of the Department of Design of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (Armgartstrasse) is located near the lake Alster and is very close to the city center, museums, theaters and walking paths around the Alster.