Various social problems that need to be addressed have come to play an increasingly prominent role in everyday life, begging the question how to go about solving them.
A gigantic fresco of a family of long-eared owls complete with lights was created in Veszprém, thanks to the collaboration between the Veszprém-Balaton 2023 European Capital of Culture programme and the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design.
Battling the effects of global crises that creep into our everyday lives, we may easily find ourselves on a rollercoaster between mounting panic and the impassiveness brought on by a sense of futility. In the face of steadily accumulating challenges, we are justified in wondering how to proceed.
The FRUSKA education programme is directed at one of the most vulnerable social groups, providing multi-level learning experiences to teenage girls from disadvantaged backgrounds. At the sessions, they not only learn how to use the jigsaw, but also gain design skills and confidence through the process of creating various items. The methodology developed by the Social Design Hub of the MOME Innovation Center is now available to everyone.
The invited speakers for the spring semester of the Photography MA explore the possibilities of the responsible use of photography in light of the challenges posed by the post-photographic era. Their work serves as inspirational examples for further interpretations of art-related interdisciplinary research.
“I am moving forward with all that I started back then: connecting and empowering national and international creative industry, academic and business players to help boost the global embeddedness and visibility of Hungarian design”, said Réka Matheidesz, MOME’s new CEO appointed as of 1 March 2023.
Starting from this semester, students can also take an accredited Permaculture Design Course (PDC). The full-house public launch event took place on 4 March in the MOME Auditorium, introducing permaculture as a design system and approach that simulates ecological processes in nature and draws on the synergies between landscape, man and natural resources.
What do we need to make things work? A lot has changed over the past few decades. Some things have improved considerably, while some, we feel, have gone off the rails. What is the best strategy to deal with the latter: should suffer, fix, replace or recreate them? Professor of complex systems at the University of Michigen and co-author of the book Repair about to be published shortly, Dr. Péter Érdi will be giving a lecture on 21 March in Budapest, this time on the MOME Campus.
Two of our graduate students from last year, Szabolcs Fülöp (Graphic Design MA) and Erzsébet Jiang (Fashion and Textile Design MA), are among this year's GRADUATION PROJECTS winners. The review, whose history stretches back to 2002, focuses on work by design students in higher education in the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia. It has already acknowledged numerous Hungarian students, many of whom are MOME graduates.
A plethora of ideas is offered by the Digital Didactics in Art Education (DIDAE, ) platform targeted at art and visual culture teachers working in secondary and higher education. The website, recently completed with the participation of five universities as a result of two years of research, is available in four languages, in Dutch, English, German and Hungarian.
The list of nominees for the Highlights of Hungary includes real gems this year too, such as the ‘Relief’ stove tiles designed by our alumnus Ferenc Laufer which won the Hungarian Design Award.
The Stefan Lengyel Scholarship of Excellence has recently been awarded by the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design. This year’s winning entries include an algae farm, modular shoes, an adaptive architecture concept, and a ground-breaking public sanitation vehicle. Each of the sixteen scholarship recipients will receive a monthly grant of HUF 150,000 for 6 months, and their winning projects will be showcased at a public exhibition in the autumn.