Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design

Social Design Hub

Hub Lead
Research Hubs
Climate change, social inequalities, urban mobility, and other pressing issues compel us to think together about ways design can support positive changes. Our hub’s participatory, practice-based design research contributes to creating a more sustainable economy and a resilient society for everyone.
Addressing the issues of social challenges, migration, climate crisis, urban co-habitation, gender equality, and inequalities, the Social Design Hub advances participatory, practice-based design research focusing on the relationship between social innovation and design.
We develop innovative methodologies to bring real impact by design to the world. Our aim is also to serve as a knowledge center and support related activities around MOME and beyond.

D4L for GE (Design for Longevity through the lens of Gender Equity) is a collaborative research project between MOME Social Design Hub and MIT AgeLab.

Change Agents is a cooperation partnerships in higher education funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. The project consortium consists of six higher education institutions - with Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design as project coordinator - and two NGOs as associated partners.

The Cloudfactory was a long term collaborative social design project, the aim of which was to foster creativity and community resilience among vulnerable kids of rural background through design-based co-creational processes.

The FRUSKA research project is an interdisciplinary design workshop created within the MOME Innovation Center, which works with girls' communities of organizations such as the Invisible School or the Deák Diák Primary School.

During the pandemic, the Social Design Research Group in collaboration with various teachers of MOME tried to respond to the effects of home isolation that can trigger special difficulties in various life situations.

The aim of the project is to develop a design method-based toolkit in partnership that contributes to and facilitates the development of creative competences of the children of the 300 most impoverished villages of Hungary, participating in the Presence Program of the Hungarian Charity Service of the Order of Malta. The long-term goal of the project is to establish a sustainable partnership between the two institutions that can deliver socially engaged design projects in an adaptable form to children from disadvantaged communities in the Hungary and the CEE region.

Social Design Network (SDN) is an international group of like-minded individuals who are willing to take proactive steps and initiate positive change together to reframe and further develop the approach of social design on a global scale.

The work-in-progress research aims to explore how social design might facilitate children's physical and mental safety regarding the inclusivity of public places and mobility formats through placemaking. It has been an ongoing collaboration with the lead of MOME Social Design Hub, together with the Municipality of the 7th district of Budapest, the Centre for Budapest Transport (BKK), and the ELTE PPK Institute of People–Environment Transaction, aiming to tackle the needs of children (age group 10-13) in lights of public transportation, micro and active mobility intensively focusing on the usage and opportunities of public places around their school.

Hub Lead

Senior Research Fellow, Social Design Hub Lead, supervisor



Researcher, doctoral student

Research Assistant

Researcher, doctoral student

Research Hubs

Dwindling resources, changing needs, and sustainability concerns demand that we research and develop new materials. We follow a material-driven design approach to understand and redefine the dynamic between humanity and the materials that surround us to shape the future.

Over the past decades, the surge in data generation for, about and by individuals has made data narratives increasingly complex, and often challenging for non-experts to understand. Our research aims to demystify these data narratives, enabling people to understand, interpret, and use data more effectively. By doing so, we promote clearer, more inclusive, and transparent human-data interactions in daily life.

Amid the rapid development of human/computer interaction, we at the Immersion & Interaction Hub explore the speculative scenarios of immersive environments that allow us to have a fulfilling relationship to our natural environment and our own selves.
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