The relationship between object and tradition – Eszter Kain’s ‘St. Lucy’s chair’ handbag
A large part of Eszter Kain’s works is centred around the reinterpretation of traditions and traditional forms.
A large part of Eszter Kain’s works is centred around the reinterpretation of traditions and traditional forms. Her earlier research focused on the act of mending items, moribund professions related to mending, and the importance of appreciation. Her ‘St. Lucy’s chair’ project highlights several intriguing correlations in this regard. The burning of St. Lucy’s chair forms part of the traditions surrounding St. Lucy’s Day. The appearance and functionality of the three-module handbag reflects on the same tradition.
MOME has launched English language courses at different levels led by native teachers not just to improve the level of language skills in general but also to teach the vocabulary of the academic terminology, creative fields and the jobs trained at the university.
What does it take for a young designer to be successful? Whether for running their own graphic design or animation studio, founding their own fashion label or working as an employee, future designers need market and entrepreneurial skills to succeed and realise their goals. For this purpose, MOME teachers have developed a course that is unique in the Central Eastern European region, providing students with a business approach specifically reflecting the needs of the creative industries. The Business to Design (B2D) educational programme was created with involvement of prominent professionals and entrepreneurs in the field, MOME alumni, as well as invited international speakers. Its originality lies in it forming part of the curriculum and being a mandatory subject for all BA students.
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.