“I am not looking to spoon-feed people the answers” – Domonkos Varga’s portfolio
Domonkos Varga (winner of the the Stefan Lengyel Excelence Scholarship 2022) used to focus almost exclusively on documentary photography, but he soon realised he wanted to find his own voice, along with a style with which he could fully identify.
He completed his first personal project, Res Materialis, as a second-year student, and the series – in addition to earning positive feedback – completely changed the visual character of his works. Since then, his projects have been based on the deconstruction of various social phenomena and ideologies. He makes no secret of the fact that his goal is to raise awareness about today’s major issues through his metaphorical images.
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.
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.