From Paint to Light, a selection published posthumously by Kriterion in 1979, offered a synthesis of László Moholy-Nagy’s reflections on art, creation, and media. It explored challenges to the relevance of artistic activity, in particular the media of art that has the potential to shape the present and the future. Most researchers at the Doctoral School of the university bearing Moholy-Nagy’s name perceive contemporary cultural and artistic challenges on a spectrum between two poles: (arable) land, biota and physiological processes versus engineered and mechanised communication.

Picking up the thread of the previous Agora, the spring 2023 event of the MOME Doctoral Agora includes talks organised around these two poles.

10:00 a.m. – 10:50 p.m. Edit Blaumann (supervisors: Dániel Barcza, Ágnes Kapitány) – It will be SOFT and HAIRY 

10:50 a.m. – 12:00 noon Jakabfi-Kovács Boglárka (supervisors: Balázs Marián, Márton Szentpéteri): Design for unsustainable times 

12:00 noon – 12:50 p.m. Janka Juhász (supervisors: Balázs Marián, Márton Szentpéteri): Make an impact, create, enrich! – Pro-environmental architectural responses and non-growth 

12:50 p.m. – 1:40 p.m. Lunch break 

1:40 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Ráhel Győrffy (supervisors: Balázs Marián, Kinga German) – UGLY BUILDINGS, CUTE MINIATURES – Taming the late modernist building stock in Central Eastern Europe 

2:30 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. Mátyás Wettl (supervisors: Ábel Szalontai, Bálint Veres) – Classical music videos 

3:20 p.m. – 4:10 p.m. Krisztina Maróy (supervisor: Bálint Veres) – The future of fashion belongs to fungi – Stella McCartney’s eco-awareness revolution 

4:10 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Péter Horányi (supervisor: Zsolt Gyenge) – The relationship of technological advances to self-reflective documentary 

Moderator: Senior lecturer Ákos Schneider 


10:00 - 17:00

Event information

Date: 19 April 2023, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Venue: MOME Auditórium

The event will be held in Hungarian.

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