Exhibition of the Hungarian Pavilion at the 16th Venice Biennale of Architecture
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.
Tourmixi is a pedal powered machine driving a blender. The machine transformed from a bicycle processes fruits thrown out by supermarkets that are still in a good condition. With Tourmixi we can use these to make healthy and eutrophic drinks in an ecofriendly way easily. We can save the unconsumed, blemished fruits and vegetables by processing them with renewable or manual energy. The project Tourmixi would like to draw attention to the large scale of food waste and the potentials of using sustainable energy.
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.
Departure, the creative agency of the City of Vienna initiated the ideas competition Cycling Affairs in 2013 and invited creative minds and cycling aficionados to develop new ideas, creative approaches and smart solutions for urban cycling and cycling cultures in Vienna. The 235 ideas included design solutions, urban development concepts and mobile apps as well, proposing solutions in a wide range of challenges: from comfortable shopping by bike, safe or stylish cycling, to transporting our children by bicycle.
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.