Designing Everyday Experience - International Conference

Everyday Aesthetics Network and the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest (MOME), present the three-day Designing Everyday Experience international conference.

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of MOME’s Doctoral School, the event will offer an opportunity for those with an interest in the philosophy and aesthetics of everyday life and design to share and discuss their work, in the hopes of furthering dialogue in this area. 

Keynote Speakers: Michalle Gal (Shenkar College), Ben Highmore (University of Sussex) and Yuriko Saito (Rhode Island School of Design) 
The language of the conference is English.
Keynote Speakers: Michalle Gal (Shenkar College), Ben Highmore (University of Sussex) and Yuriko Saito (Rhode Island School of Design) 

The language of the conference is English.

Tickets are available at . You can find more information about the conference and the programme at   
The presentations are open to the public without registration. However, registration is required for enjoying the catering services and receiving a printed conference booklet. 

11th MAY 

9:30-10:00 opening talks 
10:00-11:00 keynote Michalle Gal (Shenkar College)
Design Objects and the Illusion of Function 

11:00-11:30 coffee break 

SECTION 1 Objects at Hand and Beyond 

Dan Eugen Rațiu (Babeș-Bolyai University):  
Objects at Work: Examining the Uses and Roles of Objects in Everyday Organisational Life. Two Case Studies 

Monika Bokiniec (University of Gdańsk):  
Private Aesthetics – Aestheticization of Everyday Life and Artification of Personal Functional Objects  

Felip Vidal (ESDAPC):  
Creating Value by Designing Authentic Experiences. An Approach from Cultural Theory 

LUNCH BREAK 13:30-14:40 

SECTION 2. Design of Sobriety and Care 

María Jesús Godoy (Universidad de Sevilla):  
Memories Designers: How Everyday Objects evoke our Deceased 

Yevheniia Butsykina (Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv):  
Vernacular Design in Wartime: from Strange to Familiar through Care 

16:00-16:30 coffee break 

SECTION 3. Implications of the Everyday 

Mads Nygaard Folkmann (University of Southern Denmark): 
Design Aesthetics: Intersecting Ordinary and Special 

Abel B. Franco (California State University, Northridge):  
Why Exposing or Not the Brick of the Kitchen Wall Might be a Reason for Divorce: How Everyday Objects Increase the Quality of Our Life by Adding Aesthetic Value to the Space They Also Create 

12th MAY 

10:00-11:00 keynote  
Ben Highmore (University of Sussex) 
Ludic Environments and the Aesthetics of Play  

11:00-11:30 coffee break 

SECTION 4. Terrains of (Self)transformations 

Gioia Laura Iannilli (University of Bologna):  
Designing Familiarity: a Challenge for Everyday Aesthetics and Experience Design 

Raquel Cascales; Javier Antón; Juan Luis Roquette and Javier Saez (Universidad de Navarra):  
Designing Spaces to Transform Workspaces. How the Influence of the Aesthetic in the Space Can Help the Flourishing of Every Person 

LUNCH BREAK 13:30-14:40 

SECTION 5. Shady Dimensions in Design Culture 

Judith-Frederike Popp (Academy of Fine Arts Vienna):  
The Haunting of our Habitat. Uncanny Dimensions of Designing Everyday Life 

Manon Persoone and Jo(han) Liekens (KU Leuven):  
From Toileting to The Making of Worlds 

16:00-16:30 coffee break 


Mami Aota (Gunma Prefectural Women's University, Tanamura) 
The Time of Urban Parks: Aesthetic Experience of Nature in the Life of Tokyo 

Anders V. Munch (University of Southern Denmark):  
Total Design of Everyday Life: Historical Ideals and Dilemmas of the Gesamtkunstwerk

Sophie Fétro (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne):  
Design and Sobriety in a Future of Lesser Abundance 


13th MAY 

10:00-11:00 keynote 
Yuriko Saito (Rhode Island School of Design) 
The Aesthetics of House Chores 

11:00-11:30 coffee break 

SECTION 6. The Aesthetic Self 

Endre Szécsényi (ELTE University, Budapest / University of Aberdeen) 
"An Habitual Disposition of Mind": on the Roots of Everyday Aesthetics in the Early 18th 

Alessandro Bertinetto (University of Turin) 
The Habitual Aesthetic Self: Material Engagement, Expressive Styles and Everyday Aesthetics 

Tulip Sinha (National Institute of Design, Bangalore) 
Conversation As Capital 

LUNCH BREAK 13:30-14:40 

SECTION 7. Design, Subordination, and Disobedience 

Eszter Babarczy (MOME) 
Habits, Values and Design: Towards Sustainability 

Szilvi Gyurkó (MOME Doctoral School) 
Responsible and Caring Design for a Better Childhood 

Jacopo Frascaroli (University of York):  
Engineers of the Human Soul: The Moral Responsibility of Artists and Designers 

16:40-17:00 coffee break 

Living Corpus: Performative activation opened to the public by Barbara Formis + Mélanie Perrier (Laboratoire du Geste / Institut ACTE / Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne) 

Sponsored by the Foundation for Moholy-Nagy University and Design as part of the Global Voices initiative.

2023.05.11 09:30
2023.05.13 18:30

Event information

Date: 11-13/05/2023, 9:30 a.m. - 6.30 p.m.
Venue: MOME Auditorium

This event will be held in English.

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