The “Bubbles from Japan” lecture series aims to showcase the work of contemporary Japanese architects. Within the series prominent figures of the young generation of Japanese architects show their work, selected projects and tell about their creative practice. The program is implemented with the support of the Japanese Foundation, thanks to which some world-renowned architects visited Hungary for the first time. Among the invited guests of the program so far were Takaharu Tezuka, Norihito Nakatani, Sou Fujimoto, Takeshi Hosaka and Endo Shuhei.
With an urban sociology background she worked for 10 years in Budapest 8th district’s urban renewal and social integration projects. Between 2011-2016. project coordinator of KÉK, in Vacant City she was most enthusiastic about working with small communities to support them in finding the needed properties. Member of Valyo City and River Association, currently working on public participation projects of the City of Budapest.
Founding member and curator of KÉK, she participates in its activities from the begining 2005. Educated as a cultural manager, interior designer and financial accountant. In KÉK she responsible for the operational and financial management of the Foundation. She believes in built environmental education, helped start the ArchiKids Festival Budapest, and is heading the Community gardens program. With her organizational, financial and problem-solving skills she leading KÉK’s operative and financial functioning. She regards social and environmental issues as inherently interrelated, and believes that active local communities may bring about fundamental changes in Hungary, while they learn about cooperation, solidarity and new forms of trust. With her activity in adaptation of methodology, legal background and models of community gardening to the Hungarian environment in the frame of the Community gardens program since 2010 she became a significant actor and expert of community gardening movement in Hungary.
Architect, urban designer, dancer. Graduated from the University of Applied Arts Vienna and TU Budapest. Speaking four languages and actively engaged in three fields, Timea defines herself as a mediator between cultures and disciplines. Her main focus is movement strategies: let it be a large scale urban migration or composing the smallest detail of a wrist turn. She is a founding member and curator of KÉK and was its first coordinator, launching programmes such as “Urban Walks” and “Bubbles from Japan”. Currently working in Vienna and remains a member of KÉK's Curatorial Board.