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HYPE | Weekly program guide



We have collected the events of the upcoming days for you. At the outset, let’s just say that the days will get busier from the middle of the week, and we tried to please you all: there will be movie programs, talks of foreign designers at MOME, exhibition openings, workshops and a sponsor party. Let’s see what this week offers!

Short films of departments of film studies

We kickstart the week with the usual and widely welcomed program of Trafó. On Monday evening, you can see a selection of the undergraduates and graduates of the film courses of four universities (ELTE, Metropolitan, MOME and SZFE). After the screening of the animation, documentary and short films, the creators themselves will talk about their work in the form of a moderated discussion, where the audience will also be able to ask questions.

When: January 27, 2020, 18:00-20:00

Where: Trafó House

More info: Event


Opening – Katharina Roters: Anatomy of a Dream

Katharina Roters’ photo exhibition will be opened on Tuesday evening at Mai Manó Ház. The artist has been taking photographs in Armenia since 2000, and this exhibition showcases the documentation of this investigation. The synergy of photography, architecture and history, utopias, the tragic fate of the Soviet nuclear city Mecamor and national wishes from an era, the marks of which are still preserved in natural and built landscapes… It’s a must!

When: January 28, 2020, 18:00-20:00

Where: Mai Manó Ház

More info: Event


Neverending story – What is transmedia? presentation

In its essence, the notion of transmedia denotes the division of the story and its transmission on different platforms. You can find out what this means exactly in practice on Thursday evening from Slovenian transmedia-designer and strategist Sara Božanić. At the discussion, they will talk about the methodology of contemporary story-telling and the development opportunities of the design branch of interactive media. Anyone interested in directing, script-writing or the work of producers should be there!

When: January 28, 2020, 18:00-19:30

Where: Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design

More info: Event


Night of thoughts The living creature / La Nuit des idées Être vivant

How does the notion of “the living creature” transform into the development of artificial intelligence nowadays? Can this question be examined in the three-way of science, technology and art? The “Night of Thoughts” program series aims to answer these questions. At the talks of the evening, the researches, artists, authors and curators invited will share their thoughts about robotics and the merging of the borders between humans and machines. There will be robotics workshops, talks, round-table discussions, exhibitions and VR projects from the afternoon till the evening, so everyone should come and check it out, even those who only have one or two hours. 

When: January 30, 2020, 16:30-22:00

Where: French Institute/ Institut français de Budapest 

More info: Event


MOME Textile: The talk of textile designer artist Gali Cnaani

On Thursday afternoon, Israeli textile designer artist Gali Cnaani holds a talk at MOME. Gali Cnaani is the head of the faculty of textile design of Shenkar College in Tel-Aviv, her works have been featured in the exhibitions of museums in Israel, Japan, and several European countries (including, for example, the V&A exhibition). The English talk will include, amongst others, the creed of the designer, the philosophy of her work and the special weaving methods, too.

When: January 30, 2020, 17:00-18:00

Where: Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design

More info: Event


The great vitrin takeover project by Société Budapest #2

Société Budapest’s initiated “The great vitrin takeover project” in 2019 with the aim to provide young artists and curators a possibility to exhibit their works. The exhibition of the second winner opens this week: The Visual Messages series of Dorottya Kalocsai will fill the vitrins, curated by Zsófia Kókai. The Visual Messages porcelain object series reflects to the touch-based operation of the screens of cell phones and today’s communication habits.

When: January 30, 2020, 19:00-21:00

Where: Société Budapest

More info: Event


New_Year_Coffewear_workshop ’20

“Nothing is waste” – this is Coffewear’s philosophy. What does this mean in practice? Coffewear believes in recycling coffee sachets: coffee is something we find hard to give up, but most of the time it ends up in a packaging made out of plastic and aluminum, the proper method for the recycling of which has not yet been developed. At the same time, we are talking about a strong and durable material, so why not create, for example, wallets out if it? This is a fantastic program of sustainability and DIY culture, which you can join at the workshop on Friday.

When: January 31, 2020, 18:30-20:00

Where: Anomália

More info: Event


Ukmukfund /// Sponsors’ fun-fair 

On Saturday night, let’s all head to Gólya, and check out the party of Ukmukfund to relax. The annual Ukmukfukk Zinefeszt aims to promote Hungarian zine culture, and now it needs our help to present the best zines in Europe and the Hungarian palette on a new platform this year again. The sponsors’ party will feature fortune-telling, portrait drawing, raffle and concerts. We have nothing against having fun while also supporting a good cause, so we will be there!

When: February 1, 2020, 18:00 – February 2 8:00

Where: Gólya

More info: Event

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