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Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (MOME) continues its tradition of providing inspiration to its graduating students by inviting internationally renowned creative industry experts to address the new graduates each year. This year’s guest speaker, Israeli-born American author and behavioural researcher of Hungarian descent Nir Eyal will be speaking at both the Bachelor’s and Master's graduation ceremonies. Understanding and raising awareness of the importance of habits is crucial for the future, as they drive not only our lives but also the economy.

This year's diploma exhibition at MOME features a variety of innovative projects including a bed for lifelong use, revitalised buildings, self-exploratory photography projects, and an eye-friendly typeface. How do today's university students think? Where do they see the intersection of art, design, and the creative industry in 2024? What local and global influences shape their work? Spanning the spaces of the Zugligeti Road campus, the 2024 diploma exhibition displays the final projects of the twelve Master's programmes of the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (MOME) and is open to the public until 21 June. To quote the university's namesake, László Moholy-Nagy, “Designing is not a profession but an attitude”, a proactive attempt to improve the world. The diploma exhibition is a reflection of this idea, showcasing the attitudes of graduates who are capable, sensitive, and professionally mature. We most certainly expect to hear more of many of them in the future.

The Engage4BIO team demonstrated the impact of circular economy on soil at the Pápa Expo and Agricultural Picnic with an interactive data visualisation board in a collaboration with the National Chamber of Agriculture. The aim was to raise awareness of the importance of maintaining and improving soil quality and the significance of circular sustainable bioeconomy.

Starting out as a geometric model, it evolved into one of the world's most widely known spatial puzzle games. Generations have grown up twisting the sides of the Rubik's Cube, and even today, there are competitions to see who can solve it faster by arranging nine smaller cubes of the same colour on each side without taking it apart. Created by Ernő Rubik at MOME’s predecessor, the Hungarian University of Applied Arts, the Rubik's Cube is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2024, while its designer is also celebrating a milestone birthday as he is turning 80 this year.

MOME students triumphed at the Red Dot Design Awards, often referred to as the "Oscars of the design world" with revolutionary concepts including a hybrid tram, a modular pram, an innovative VR headset for home workouts, and a stretcher designed for rough terrains. These award-winning projects were developed under the new preparatory programme of the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, whose success is demonstrated by five out of twelve submissions receiving accolades.

It is a long-standing tradition of our University to entrust designing the visual identity of the MOME Diploma, from graphic design to the portrait photography of BA and MA students, to students through a competition. The annually refreshed concept thus reflects the university community from within, creating an important snapshot of the times and a unique keepsake for each graduating year.

Distinguished Hungarian designer and architect, former student and later teacher at the predecessor of MOME Sándor Borz Kováts is featured in an exhibition at the Design Museum Brussels. This is the first comprehensive exhibition to explore and contextualise his body of work. Renowned for his diverse designs ranging from Hungary's first catamaran on Lake Balaton to innovative music schools, university campuses, tubular and fiberglass furniture, modular lamp collections, and even boutiques in the 1960s, Borz Kováts had a career that was tragically cut short at a young age and is now examined through the lens of international contemporaries and young designers today. The exhibition was created with the involvement of MOME students.

Ten teams have embarked on an exciting journey with mentors from MOME, with several projects focusing on space-based plant cultivation and creating new habitats as alternatives to a lost Earth. The 2024 edition of the “Jump into the Future!" competition for 7th to 10th graders revolves around the theme of space. The second round is already underway, and the expanded jury had a challenging task putting together a shortlist from 52 entries by highly committed students from across the country.

Over a period of five years since the 2020/2021 academic year, the owner of Deák Erika Gallery provides a professional grant of HUF 500,000 to a different Design Theory MA or Art and Design Management MA student of our university each year. This is the last year to apply; applications are open until 12 June.

As Lorenzo Imbesi, the Italian president of the Cumulus Association comprising numerous iconic universities and knowledge centres in 66 countries, put it following the 2024 Spring Cumulus Conference, he couldn't give better advice to his own students than to come and study at MOME. Entitled P/References of Design, the conference drew over 550 participants from more than 50 countries, ranging from the United States to Finland, Mexico to China, and Italy to Singapore, and created an engaging intellectual space with representatives from a great many disciplines and cultures coming together to reflect on the challenges and questions related to 21st-century design and art education.

Though recurring every year, each MOME graduation period is unique, with a number of object and concept designs and artworks. Once again, there will be public diploma defences to take place between 3 and 20 June. The good news is that the MOME Diploma Exhibition showcasing the masterworks will be open longer this year, from 15 to 21 June at various locations across the Campus. Also, students from the first MA programmes to have launched in English language will be graduating this year.

Research suggests that by the time you finish reading this, 15,000 tons of construction waste will have been generated in Europe, 80% of which is not recycled. The COMPO RDI course was launched three years ago at MOME to address this issue, and focuses on a vision of a circular construction industry.
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