How to make gastronomy truly sustainable? Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (MOME) and SALT Restaurant have reached a major milestone on the road to a circular culinary culture. Their collaborative research resulted in a new plate with zero environmental impact for the sustainable enjoyment of the best haute cuisine has to offer.
The works created by the latest generation of product design students of Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (MOME), presented at the S/ALON BUDAPEST home trend fair on 22 to 24 September at the Budapest Arena all share a focus on the passion for the traditions of handcrafting, sustainability, innovation, and emotional connection. Uniquely in Hungary, the fair showcases the latest home decor trends, furniture, lighting solutions, flooring and wall coverings, home textiles, and accessories in extraordinary interiors, and is centered around the relationship of design and nature.
A team of MOME students have won first place at the CheckINN Revitalisator competition. First launched by the CheckINN Turisztikai Innovációmenedzsment Kft and MOME last year, the competition invites university and college talents to seek solutions for the reuse of rust zone sites in teamwork. From the nearly 30 teams, INDOOHÁZ received the first prize for giving new life to abandoned railway water reservoirs as bivouacs for backpackers.
What characterises the latest works, design approach, and interests of the new designer generation? We asked head of the MOME Fashion and Textile Design MA programme and founder of KELE Clothing Ildikó Kele, as well as our teacher and designer of the TOMCSANYI clothing brand Dóra Tomcsányi about the upcoming MOME Fashion Show.
Deep, sensitive, fresh – In sync with international fashion week calendars, top fashion and textile designer talents will claim the limelight in early October at the two-day traditional MOME Fashion Show on the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (MOME) Campus. The new generation has also been greatly influenced by global developments such as the energy and climate crisis, resulting in a strong focus on sustainability, innovative new materials, diversity, and inclusion in their works.
A dream nurtured for over 50 years has come true: Media Design students of the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (MOME) created a captivating visual narrative to world-famous Hungarian contemporary composer Péter Eötvös’s Mese (Tale). The premiere took place at the Intermezzo Festival co-organised by MOME and the House of Music for the second time this year, as part of a unique collaboration between the House of Music, MOME, the BMC, and the composer.
The Intermezzo Festival will take place for the second time this year, launched by MOME and the House of Music, to the delight of all music, light painting, and animation lovers. The purpose of the event series created by the students, in addition to providing an opportunity for emerging musicians to make their debut, is to connect music with a design-oriented audience. The House of Music, Hungary offers an ideal backdrop for the electronic musical and inspiring visual accompaniment.
As a member of the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design faculty, over the past 15 years, Dr Bori Fehér has conducted research in the fields of social design and social architecture, focusing mainly on promoting the progress of disadvantaged communities. From 2010, she worked as the co-founder and project manager of MOME EcoLab. She later led the Ecolab, and since 2019, she has been in charge of the Social Design Hub research centre at MOME Innovation Centre.
Fanni Csernátony DLA will reach an important milestone in her decade-long teaching career when she receives an award of excellence from her alma mater for her teaching work. Fanni started studying at MOME as a design student, and this year her studies culminated in her receiving her doctoral degree from the MOME Doctoral School.
A community garden, pond and memorial park - new features brighten up the MOME campus, which is unlike any other in the region. Development work will start as early as this autumn. The expansion and renewal of the green areas has been planned by outstanding ecologists and landscape architects, but the university’s own students will also actively take part in this long-term project. Since the MOME campus is a community park and belongs to everyone, the newly developed recreational green areas will be open to locals and visitors to enjoy.
Launched jointly by the Foundation for Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design and the University, the Aurum Futuri excellence awards have been presented for the first time in MOME’s history. Nominations for the awards available for MOME’s most outstanding teachers and researchers can be made by both staff and students. The name of the award is a reference to the activities and values of the teachers and researchers shaping the future – the ‘gold of future’. This year’s Aurum Futuri excellence awards went to senior lecturer Fanni Csernátony DLA and Senior Researcher and Head of the Social Design Hub of the MOME Innovation Center Dr. Bori Fehér.