How long does it take to transform a bench or a table in public space into a rich dining table without spending money? Our project Socio-Pick-nick asks the participants to bring their own leftover surplus foods to the meeting. These foods would probably land in the residential bins if they were not shared with the people in need in the street. The project focuses on redefining the relation between the people living in the street and those who live in apartments. Instead of donating, we invite them to a common table where we also eat from the foods placed there, with trust.
The name of the project was inspired by the slang word “fusi.” Originally, this expression meant the non-permitted and tax-avoiding work of craftsman and mechanics.using the resources of the workplace in the socialism “illegaly”. Today it is not the state system but consumer society we are stepping up by looking for tools solving the problems in a “do it yourself” way, within the system but with no extra resources. Café Fusi presented workshops, panel discussions, films to call attention to overconsumption, waste, and depreciation over design.
The name DIYsigner refers to the connection of the freedom of the DIY (Do it yourself) movement and the expertise of the designers. At our DIYsigner workshops, we created furniture based on open designs of acknowledged designers with the help of professional carpenters, and the participants. The participants gained self-confidence in creating, and practical guidance as how to use tools and materials as the plans of the furniture got more easily understandable during the workshop. Our goal was to involve more people in the do it yourself furniture making and the open design movement.
3 years, 28 boats, 300 kilometers, 4 tons of garbage, 150 PET Pirates on the river Tisza – this is the PET Cup, one of the most successful civil movements of the past years. We presented the project first at the Ökoindusztria Fair in 2015; but it will be shown as a travelling exhibition at different places in Hungary. The goal of the exhibition is to raise awareness of the pollution of the river Tisza, the importance to protect our waters and to spread the attitude of the PET CUP community.
Parázs is a smart outdoor furniture series inspired by the analogy of campfires and WiFi of the 21st century. The furniture set designed by the collaboration of Studio Nomad’s designers and Kultúrgorilla’s design managers are made of archaic, rock shaped pieces using the tools of the smart city. The solar cell lurking inside enables a long-term, independent, eco-conscious operation. The set is suitable to function as a charger for WiFi Hotspots and USB output appliances enabling the time spent outdoors to be productive.
Six responsible fashion designers from Hungary
Our progressive fashion show presents the latest works of Hungarian designers who stand for social and ecological values. We created an eye opener, theatre-like experience showing the stories and functionality of the garments.
The Bikeology exhibition illustrates the importance of design within the development of urban cycling. As curators and managers of this international exhibition, we did not just want to introduce the bicycle itself or its contemporary design trends or its history. We examined the driving force it represented in the defining questions of our life and future. The exhibition illustrated the design solutions that are significant from social, economic, and ecological aspects through more than 60 objects, projects and interactive machines.