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Geometriai modellnek indult, majd a világ egyik legismertebb térbeli logikai játéka lett belőle. Generációk nőttek fel a bűvös kocka oldalait forgatva, és a mai napig versenyeket rendeznek abból, ki tudja minél rövidebb idő alatt kirakni, azaz a kilenc azonos színű kisebb kockát egy-egy oldalra mozgatni anélkül, hogy szétszedné. A bűvös kocka, amelyet Rubik Ernő a MOME elődintézményében, az Iparművészeti Főiskolán alkotott meg, 2024-ben ünnepli 50. születésnapját, sőt alkotója is jubilál, idén 80 éves.

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.

Functioning also as a public park, the eco-conscious MOME Campus garden is now officially home to a small bee population. By taking in two bee colonies – nicknamed the Tót and the Mézga Families – the MOME community contributes significantly to preserving the natural environment of the area.

At the 2024 Stockholm Design Fair, a number of designs by Product Design students of the MOME Design Institute were debuted, including a hemp-furniture combination, various innovative lamps, and a space-saving, sleek home weight bench. The Stockholm Design Fair traditionally showcases Scandinavian design in an international context. MOME featured in the Greenhouse section, which presents emerging designers' products to industry professionals and the general public. This year, the university's booth displayed the works of 19 students, and this overview focuses on the diploma projects.

Top Hat and Spuds Nose, Time Stands Still, Dollybirds, Father, The Tot Family – these timeless Hungarian classics have been given exciting contemporary posters by illustration students of MOME's Graphic Design programme in a course co-organised by the National Film Institute and Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design. The posters are displayed at the MOME Zugligeti Campus and the Corvin Cinema, where the fully restored films can also be viewed on the silver screen.
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